Peanut here, back with another book recommendation for the toddling-and-under set. Today I want to talk about a book that is very close to my little baby heart, Dear Zoo.
Dear Zoo, by Rod Campbell, is a very wonderful book because it supports the notion that all children should have puppies. Oh, darn, I just gave away the ending. Anyway, the story goes like this: this super intelligent, smart and resourceful child writes to the zoo to ask for a pet. Zoo sends an elephant, but elephant is obviously too big, so kid sends him back. Kid is clearly very discerning and smart and knows not to take the first offer. (My mommy says you should never take the first offer. I don’t know what that means because I’m only 9 1/2 pounds, but it sounds good.) Zoo then sends a giraffe, then lion, snake, monkey… kid sends them all back for one reason or another. Until zoo sends a puppy. Kid keeps the puppy.
I think the protagonist of this book is well worth admiring and emulating. I mean, she (this has to be a girl, right?) wants a pet. I’m sure her parents were super mean and said no. She has my sympathies here. I don’t have any pets. Mommy says she already has a little animal in the house who eats constantly and poops everywhere. Who do you think she could be talking about? My money’s on Daddy. Anyway, I really liked this book because I learned that if my parents won’t let me have a pet, the zoo will. HA HA MOMMY YOU LOSE.
Lesson for parents: Give me a puppy, because if you don’t, I will write to the zoo and they will send me something bigger.
Mommy says I should tell you to buy the book here. This isn’t an affiliate link because Mommy is too sleep-deprived to join any programs.