Rod Campbell has been writing and illustrating books for babies for over twenty years. Best known for his classic lift-the-flap title, DEAR ZOO, which has sold over 2 million copies worldwide, he is also the creator of the much-loved character, Buster. Ingeniously simple, with touches of gentle humour, Rod Campbell's books continue to be enjoyed by children, parents and teachers alike.
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Arguably one of my 1 year old's favourite books and one of the very few books she's go grab herself off the shelf and sit down and read. The book itself is short and sweet and provides lots of chances to interact with your child. I usually can not get away with one reading once we start.
The 'Life-The-Flap' is both a positive and a negative. My daughter loves opening the flaps and has got real good at recognizing the animals and the sounds they make. She's really engaged!
The negative is that when you buy a board book, you buy it with the understanding that a young child isn't always the most gentle with their things. The tabs are rather flimsy compared to the book and will rip out very easy if a child isn't careful.
5* for the story and the way it engages a young child, but just watch out for those flaps!
I love this book. My six month old is still a bit young to appreciate it, but I'm sure she will soon. As a reptile lover, I have trouble with a snake being "too scary". In our house, it's too slippery! ;)