We have the original Dear Zoo lift and flap book already and it is very much loved by my boys, they learnt it word perfect from memory because it was a firm favourite, so I wondered how you could actually improve on that… Well with Dear Zoo celebrating its 30th birthday this year, as hard as it is to perfect a classic they went along and tried, and luckily along came Dear Zoo Touch and Feel!
The same delightful story by Rod Campbell, just leaving the flaps behind and instead you have a multitude of different surfaces to experience instead. If you have a baby or toddler I think this addition might last longer, as our flaps definitely took a beating when the boys were younger. Children love nothing more than ripping them out of the book! This edition seems more sturdy and to be honest even more fun!
Both the boys and myself liked the frog’s sticky feet best, you cannot stop touching them its quite addictive! The different textures really intrigued my boys.
But for younger children it would be a good first book to develop their sense of touch, teaching them about rough, smooth and patterned materials. Just watch out the lion does not bite you when you put your finger in his mouth! You have been warned! With the new artwork and the exciting textures it is like a whole new book.