Forget Valentine’s Day…

Poster International Book Giving Day

Hey Everybody! Just a quick post to remind you that as well as being Valentine's Day on 14th February – it is also International Book Giving Day! And how lovely it would be to celebrate it by exchanging books – we think it is a splendid idea!

You can find out more here: http://bookgivingday.com/blog/about-2/

You can also print out specially designed bookpates and bookmarks for the occasion. Why not hold an afternoon book swap at school? You could even get the whole community involved too!

International Book Giving Day

Here at the Zoo we will be giving one lucky winner a brand new copy of… drum roll please… bet you can't guess… ZOO by Anthony Browne! One of our favourite books by one of our favourite authors – it's a book that will get you and your class thinking and talking about how we treat animals and our attitudes towards them.

zoo-cover

But there's more! Yes, more! Not only will you win a copy of Zoo – but your very own funny, furry friend who's fantastic at telling jokes – MINI JEFFREY!

So, to be in with a chance of winning ZOO amd MINI JEFFREY simply tell us in the cooments below or on Twitter (or even Facebook) what is your favourite zoo animal and why. (Obviously giraffe is a given and as such is exempt from the competition!) Use the hashtag #zoo .

Wishing you luck, love and lots of valentines!

Jeffrey and Anne X

We will announce the winner on Valentine's Day. Good luck!

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About the author

Anne Glennie is a Primary Teacher, Literacy Consultant, Trainer and the creator of Reflective Reading and founder of The Learning Zoo. Living on the Isle of Lewis she also has her own menagerie comprising: 1 husband, 2 children, 8 alpacas, 10 Hebridean sheep, 1 crested gecko and 1 French bulldog called Moomin.

4 comments on “Forget Valentine’s Day…”

  1. alison.newby Reply

    Well after taking my 2 year old daughter to the zoo for the first time today, it's a toss up between the lone penguin who strutted through the crowds himself or the giant panda who was stripping bamboo, shaking himself against the rocks and walking so close you could nearly touch him!

    Its close but has to be the panda! He's got it right, sleeps for two thirds of the day then eats for the rest! And manages to do a handstand whilst peeing. Impressive! #zoo

    • Anne Glennie Reply

      Hi Alison! I love going to the zoo – it’s my favourite day out (honestly – although Jeffrey is not as keen) – I still haven’t managed to see the pandas yet! It sounds like you had a wonderful day! Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to enter. Have a great weekend – we’re keeping our fingers crossed for you and the #zoo competition. Anne and Jeffrey X

  2. Laura Hay Reply

    I always liked the monkeys as a child. We used to go to Longleat safari park and the monkeys would always attack the car aerials and wiper blades (much to our delight and our parents dismay). Mischievous little creatures!

    • Anne Glennie Reply

      Hi Laura – thank you for sharing your happy monkey memories!! They used to do the same at Blair Drummond – but sadly no more monkeys on the loose there now. Good luck – the winner wil be annonced tomorrow! X

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