Saturday, 21 June 2014

Dear Zoo

A while back, I went through our book collection and recycled some books which were past their best (read: falling to bits). This included our copy of Dear Zoo, by Rod Campbell. I was a bit sad about this as I'd shared it many, many times with the girls (causing the falling to bits!) but they'd not asked for it for a long time so it had gone unnoticed. Emily graduated from nursery this week and she was given a Bookstart pack as part of her leaving pack and she was delighted to find a copy of Dear Zoo in it. Here she is, getting her memory book.

 After Abigail was collected from school, we had a group snuggle and read it together. Turns out Emily would have kept the snake, not sure how I feel about that one! It's really hard to get Abigail to sit down with a book (her reading homework has been a difficult experience to say the least) so it warmed my heart to see her actually take pleasure in reading a book for a change. This morning she picked up a book and asked me to read it to her, the first time she's done this in probaby six months. And for that, I'm eternally grateful. Thank you, Rod Campbell!

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