This experience reminded me of the importance of reintroducing books to children. We usually rotate the books in Emmy's book boxes bringing back out the ones she enjoyed previously even the ones she enjoyed as a baby. As children continue on the road to literacy, it is important to provide familiar books (ones that you might think are too easy or babyish) for them. These books will provide early reading practice in a very supportive way.
A bit about the book Dear Zoo......it was published in 1982 and over the years has become firmly established as a classic for children under the age of 5. The story is about a child who writes to the zoo for a pet. The zoo sends a series of unsuitable pets revealed behind flaps in the form of crates and packing cases. These animals are all sent back for various reasons, except the last one, which is perfect!