Dear Zoo is a classic and most well-known board book by the Scottish author Rod Campbell, first published in 1982. Extremely relevant and popular with a very clever concept of introducing various animals to young children, it has so far been translated into over 20 languages. This popular title also has inspired many spin-offs and a lot of merchandise all over the world.
A kid writes to the zoo to send him a pet. Children will have fun discovering the mysterious animals sent by the zoo, hidden in the flaps of the board book. There is a clue to identify the animal on the flaps such as “heavy” or “danger”. It comes with a chunky-cased cover, robust and sturdy flaps that young children will have an ease to lift and go through many times, and colorful, thick card pages.
Dear Zoo is a perfect interactive board book as a fun introduction to the animals and their characteristics, which animals live in the zoo, and which animals can we keep as pets. It also features stunning visuals and adorable illustrations with simplified sentence structures and vocabulary which makes it an ideal storybook for young children to kindle their interest in reading. The rhyming and poetic sentences create a flow in the story that will keep the little ones going over them countless times. This family favourite board book is a must-have for every child!