Walking back again through the toddler years with my new little one has filled me with so many déjà vu moments.
Holding my little man in my arms I am transported back 15 years to when my girls were little enough see on my lap.
So many things have changed, yet still many are the same.
One thing that i’m really loving is the opportunity to read again some of my favourite children’s books. Books that my girls left behind as they grew older.
One extra special blessing is that now my big girls are enjoying rereading their favourites to their little brother.
One of those old favourites being enjoyed is the Rod Campbell lift the flap book Dear Zoo.
Can you believe that this wonderful book was first published in 1982, that makes it 35 years old, WOW.
To celebrate this special birthday Macmillan Children’s books have released this special edition with a beautiful shiny gold jacket and specially designed gift slipcase. The celebrations don’t just stop here though, Macmillan Children’s books have an exciting year planned to celebrate 35 years of Dear Zoo, including a live on stage version, an Easter treat at ZSL London Zoo. Find out more at http://www.dearzooandfriends.com
I am surprised at how long this book has been out but not by its success, my girls loved lifting the flaps and arguing over what they considered to be the best pet. My son gets rather cross when we send the lion back I think he would prefer to hold on to the lion, my eldest always wanted to keep the giraffe.
Happy Birthday Dear Zoo, thank you for 35 years of story time and here’s to many more years of enjoyment.
- I was gifted a copy of this book for this post, but my love for it is completely genuine and truthful.