Dear Zoo

Rod Campbell
Board Book
Pop Up/Flap Book

Dear Zoo was published in 1982 and over the years it has become firmly established as a classic for the under 5’s. To celebrate the 25th anniversary, Rod Campbell has refreshed the original artwork to give Dear Zoo an updated and fresh look, ready to delight a new generation of young readers!

A child writes to the zoo for a pet. The zoo send a series of unsuitable pets, revealed behind flaps in the form of crates and packing cases. These animals are all sent back for different reasons, except the last one, which is perfect!

The pop-up version was published in 2004. Opening each flap actions a simple pop-up for each animal.


The board book edition of Dear Zoo is available in dual language editions (published by Mantra Lingua), available in English with Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Farsi, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Panjabi, Portuguese, Russian, simplified Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu, or Vietnamese.

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Love the pop-up element to this book!


Not surprising this has been an all time favourite over the years! The pop up book is sure to get lots of laughter, fun and excitement. Great teaching resource, with different animals....the possibilites are endless! A book that pleases children of all ages.

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