Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book

Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book

by Rod Campbell


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Rod Campbell’s classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo has been a firm favorite with toddlers and parents alike ever since it was first published in 1982.

Young readers love lifting the flaps to discover the animals the zoo has sent—a monkey, a lion, and even an elephant! But will they ever find the perfect pet?

With bright, bold artwork, a catchy refrain, and a whole host of favorite animals, Dear Zoo is a must for every child’s bookshelf.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780027164404
Publisher: Little Simon
Publication date: 10/01/1986
Series: Dear Zoo & Friends Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 24
Sales rank: 36,710
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: BR (what's this?)
Age Range: 1 - 3 Years

About the Author

Rod Campbell makes books for babies and toddlers, the best known being Dear Zoo, which has sold over two million copies worldwide. All his books have simple text, often with repeating phrases, ideal for the pre-reader. He uses flaps and touch-and-feel elements when appropriate.

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Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Beachplumbaby More than 1 year ago
This is a classic story that I have read and reread with my young girls over the years. They really enjoy lifting the flaps to see and say which animal is hiding behind them. I had bought this 25th anniversary edition to replace my old, worn copy. However - once I got home I noticed that they "updated" all the pictures. They are not the same as in the original edition! I was very disappointed, and so were my girls. I don't understand why they (the publishers? the author?) felt the need that this classic story needed new illustrations. It was perfect the way it was. What a bummer!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I work with special needs preschoolers who absolutely love this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is an adorable book and my 22 month old loves to read it over and over again!
restock on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The 3-year olds got a kick out of this guessing game. Lift the flap and find what animal the zoo is sending for the wrong pet
jcraft on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Dear Zoo is a wonderful picture book about the zoo. It has many lifts and engaging pictures to keep the children's attention.
francescadefreitas on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When a child asks the zoo to send a pet, they send an assortment of silly animals, hidden in lift-the-flap packages. Liam and I both love this one, the board book is a great size, although I was constantly worried he'd tear the flaps. I changed the snake's description to slithery instead of scary, I'm not sure if he'll be afraid of snakes or not.
Steph78 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Seems great and reminds me of 'please send a panda', Which I loved as a child. Unfortunately my baby doesn't get flaps yet!
nmhale on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A charming lift-the-flap book that has become a mainstay in its genre. The story is suitably simple, aimed for the youngest of readers, and the subject of collecting exotic pets will appeal to a wide range of ages. What sets this book apart from other books like it, though, is the creativity of the various flaps. Some are cages, some have the animals peeking out the top, some are baskets ... it is fun to guess what animal you will find, based on the shape and clues in the flaps, along with the clues from the story. Making the appropriate animal sound is another fun game to accompany the reading. Both my daughters love this book, making me a happy mama.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Children like a repetitive structure because it helps them understand what's going on and predict what will happen next. (For that matter, adults like it too! Repetition is a crucial part of traditional storytelling and modern-day speechifying.)This one is about a child who wrote to the zoo for a pet and, being a zoo, they sent him/her all manner of exotic, but unsuitable animals before finally hitting on a puppy. Each animal is hidden inside a box of some sort, that's where the flaps come in.It's great fun (at least the first thousand times, then it's only a little fun) to lift the flaps and adlib some animal sounds to describe whatever's hiding. And, as a plus, the flaps on this book are actually fairly sturdy - we haven't had a rip yet, and we've had this book a few years.Definitely a keeper.
sailaway7289 More than 1 year ago
Another favorite - he loves opening the flaps, especially the snake. He makes a hissing sound when he opens it - just adorable. My only complaint about this book is I wish the flaps were a little heavier - they bend quite easily which then doesn't let them shut fully after several reads.
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MomMD More than 1 year ago
I have been reading this book to my daughter since she was 6 months old. Though intrigued, she didn't get into flipping the flaps until 7 months of age. But, as soon as she was interested, I was surprised at how well she could figure out how to open all the flaps. The story is simple enough, the illustrations are great, and I love that the flaps all open from a different side on every page so that baby keeps engaged. She is 11 months now and still loves this book. Each animal gets a kiss before she gingerly closes the flap and turns the page. This will surely become a classic addition to any nursery.
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Umar More than 1 year ago
My 5 year old kid is at a 3 year level in acedemics - unfortunate effect of giving custody to mom for so long. He loved it!