Review of Dear Zoo: Touch and Feel by Rod Campbell


Today we hear from Bookbabbler Wendy…

This is a touch and feel version of the classic children’s book Dear Zoo. The original version was a lift the flap type book with the animals hiding in their containers. In this version the animals are already visible and have been enhanced with different textures. Both versions contain the same story and characters with the story based on the premise “I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet. So they sent me an…” following which a series of unsuitable animals are sent by the zoo, all of which are all sent back before they finally send the perfect pet, a puppy.

There is plenty for little hands to explore from the lion’s furry mane on the front cover to the puppy’s shiny ball on the last page with the frog’s sticky feet being a real favourite and which my children found very funny. It is a nice robust book and designed to last. The story is simple and ideal for early readers.

Thanks Wendy and thank you to Macmillan for sending us a copy to review.

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