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'I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet...' Rod Campbell's lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo has been a firm favourite with toddlers and parents alike ever since it was first published in 1982. This hardback edition of the much-loved preschool classic has a jacket with shiny gold foil and slots neatly into a specially designed gift slipcase. Young children will love lifting the flaps to discover the animals the zoo has sent - a monkey, a lion and even an elephant! But will they ever manage to send the perfect pet? With bright, bold artwork, a catchy refrain and a whole host of favourite animals, Dear Zoo is a must for every child's bookshelf - and the extra-thick paper, shiny foiled jacket and beautifully designed slipcase make this the perfect birthday, Christening or Christmas present to be treasured for years.

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28th March '17
I read it to Albert aged 9 months aged 0
Dear Zoo 9781509820351
5 stars
Albert loved this book and we have read it to him several times now and he still loves it. The quality of the book is great and the pages are wipable which is great. A really good book thankyou xx 
18th April '17
I read it to Kmae aged 3 aged 3
Dear Zoo 9781509820351
5 stars
Kayla aged 3 really loved the interaction with this book. It was one of my favourites as well. She really loved opening all the windows. This just really shows her love of animals how she interacted with this book. And then when playing she was saying lines from the book.
9th August '17
Seren read it themselves aged 4 aged 4
Dear Zoo 9781509820351
5 stars
Seren-Rose decided to read this to her little sister (ages 5,3). They were both gripped by the story and it was an amazing 30 minutes of quite no fighting time. Read this book you'll love it.
11th March '17
I read it to LA12 aged 4 aged 4
Dear Zoo 9781509820351
5 stars
Dear Zoo has been a favorite of mine and was one of the first books I read to Leo as a baby. This birthday hardback edition is beautifully presented in a slipcase, making it perfect to give as a gift. Leo thoroughly enjoys lifting the flaps and making the animal sounds. Also, now that he's older he names the animals and talks about them; like the different features they have, where they're from and why they wouldn't make good pets. It's a lovely book that can be enjoyed over and over again. 
4th April '17
I read it to Mmt2b aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
Love this book! My daughter loves making all of the animal noises! This special 35th anniversary edition is a lovely size as it is much bigger than the little copy we have read before. This is a lovely, classic children's book.
24th March '17
I read it to PippaRose aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
Pippa loves this book.  She loves to guess what animal is coming next and do the noises. 
14th February '17
I read it to Neya aged 5 aged 5 & to Vana aged 2 aged 2
Dear Zoo 9781509820351
5 stars
I have read this time and time again to my children it is and has being a favorite of myself and my girls.
  We love the excitement of opening each flap to discover which animal the zoo send, but also learning the characteristics of the different animals that happen to be in the zoo. Along with talking about the animals and weather we would like to be sent these animals to live at our house.
  This is an all time classic my 5 year old now enjoys reading this short story to her younger sister. 
13th March '17
I read it to Ibby aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Such an amazing and classic book. A must for any child. The story is simple but amazing - it is great to teach little ones about animals, and the sounds they make. It's also a good one for kids learning to read as it has 'oo' and 'th' sounds in it. The limited addition cover and case is a lovely touch. It would make an amazing gift! Simply love it!!
13th April '17
I read it to jasmineb aged 2 aged 2
Dear Zoo 9781509820351
5 stars
I read this with my daughter who is nearly 3 and she loves to lift the flaps and see what's hiding on each page. It's a really enjoyable experience to read with a child who is actively engaged with a book even before they can read. It's beautifully illustrated and comes in a lovely box so it remains in pristine condition.
13th May '17
I read it to BabyAlice aged 4 months aged 0
Dear Zoo 9781509820351
5 stars
I had this book as a child so it has brought back so many lovely memories of my mam reading to me. I have been reading this to my daughter who is 4 months old. This is our first flap book, and she loves to look who is hiding behind the flaps, and we get lots of giggles at my animal noises ::) A beautiful book and a must have for every child.
20th March '17
I read it to MiloPercy aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
This is such a beautiful version of the classic 'Dear Zoo.' It's a larger version than the standard edition and comes in a beautiful box sleeve and the pages are of the highest quality.

'Dear Zoo' is a lift-the-flap book which is about a boy who writes to the zoo asking for a pet and they send him all sorts of wonderful animals, but each one is just not right.

It's a great engaging story for babies and they will love lifting the flaps to see all the different animals.
27th January '17
I read it to WillMill aged 1 aged 1
Dear Zoo 9781509820351
5 stars
This book has been a favourite of my 1 year old since he was a couple of months old. We have gone from me showing him to him actively participating in the lift the flaps. He giggles at the animals being revealed and loves the addition of some noises from mummy. Highly recommend this to anyone with a child from 0-2 and beyond 
10th January '18
I read it to Maebh aged 1 aged 1 & to Roro aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Some irresponsible zoo keeps sending different animals to this person who keeps returning them until they find the perfect one. This book is great for younger children to introduce different animals and on each page there are pull out parts which must be moved in order to see the animals hidden behind. This is a must for every child’s bookshelf. 
23rd April '17
I read it to Bugsy aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
What an amazing book. My son loves it, opening the flaps to see the animals. 

The quality of the book is great, good paper stock, excellent print with easy to follow with your finger wording. 

Would definitely recommend this book 
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Rod Campbell has been writing and illustrating children's books for over 35 years. He is best known for his classic lift-the-flap title Dear Zoo, which has sold over two million copies worldwide. The latest hardback edition of [url=https://toppsta.com/books/det...

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