Early Reader Books: Dear Zoo, by Rod Campbell

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This delightful little book is about a youngster looking for a perfect pet. He writes to the zoo but they send him animals like a snake, an elephant, a lion, a monkey and a giraffe. Each animal is deemed unsuitable for being too big or too heavy or too naughty and sent back.

Will the little guy get a suitable pet? Like my daughter, you will have to read the book Dear Zoo: A Lift-The-Flap Book to find out. As the young readers have to lift a flap to discover which animal the zoo has sent, it is almost like unwrapping a gift to discover what is inside.

An ideal book for early readers with simple text and an element of surprise.


Encourage the child to give his or her own reasons why a snake, an elephant or a giraffe cannot be suitable pets or which animal they would like to receive from the zoo or pet shop.

Product details

  • Age Range: 1 – 4 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Board book: 18 pages


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