Gender activists want BAN beloved 1982 British children's book Best Zoo because they & # 39; SEXIST & # 39; to be

Gender activists want BAN beloved 1982 British children's book Best Zoo because they & # 39; SEXIST & # 39; because all animals are male

  • Campaign group Let Toys be Toys claim that the story of the popular children & # 39; biased & # 39; is
  • Dear Zoo tells the story of a boy who writes to a zoo and asks them to send him a pet
  • The best-selling book is now criticized because it only includes male animals

Faith Ridler for Mailonline

Gender activists campaign to ban children's lift-the-flap book Zoo – because all animals are male.

Rod Campbell's 1982 book tells the story of a young boy who writes to a zoo and asks them to send him a pet.

Then he receives a series of animals including a snake, a monkey and a "too long". giraffe before he has a & # 39; perfect & # 39; puppy gets.

Rod Campbell's 1982 book tells the story of a young boy who writes to a zoo and asks them to send him a pet

Rod Campbell's 1982 book tells the story of a young boy who writes to a zoo and asks them to send him a pet

But campaign group Let Toys Be Toys has now claimed that the story is biased & # 39; is – because all the animals involved are male, the sun reported.

Jess Day, from the campaign, said: & # 39; All animals are male. It is biased. Parents must demand better. & # 39;

Others have claimed that the book has a & # 39; contemporary rewrite & # 39; needs to be fully removed from the shelves.

Campaign group Let Toys Be Toys has now claimed that the story is biased & # 39; is - because all animals involved are male

Campaign group Let Toys Be Toys has now claimed that the story is biased & # 39; is - because all animals involved are male

Campaign group Let Toys Be Toys has now claimed that the story is biased & # 39; is – because all animals involved are male

But some, including Father-of-two Reuben Williams, see no problem with the picture book – which has sold 8 million copies worldwide.

He said: & # 39; It is a reason and a classic and a bestseller.

& # 39; There is no problem unless you create one. & # 39;

The Dear Zoo and Friends website describes the story, designed for children from three to five years, as "a must-have for every child's bookshelf."

It says: & # 39; Young children will love to lift the flaps to discover the animals that sent the zoo – a monkey, a lion and even an elephant!

& # 39; But will they ever be able to send the perfect pet? & # 39;

The popular story inspired a series of spin-off stories and gifts, including pocket editions and a Dear Zoo live show.

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