Dear Zoo

Dear Zoo

Book - 1999
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"Dear Zoo" has been a laptime favorite for more than a decade and this handsome new classic board book edition makes it sturdy enough for even the youngest fans to enjoy. The story starts with a letter to the zoo requesting a pet. But as the colorful flaps reveal, most of the animals that arrive are wildly inappropriate--until the perfect one arrives. Full color.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, 1999, c1982
Edition: 1st Little Simon board book ed. --
ISBN: 9780689825491


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Mar 07, 2017

My toddler goes to the book shelf and pulls this down for me to read to her at night. Each time she opens a flap we make the noise of the animal behind it. She thinks it's really funny. The words are simple and it's so fun learning about each animal.

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

A small child wishes for a pet and the zoo keeps sending animals that are not quite right. Will the perfect pet ever arrive?

This book is always a hit with children whether read to one child alone or a large group at storytime. There are lots of great activities linked to this book on the Little big Book club's site.

send2china20 May 04, 2015

My 6 month old loves this book. He tries to grab the pop-outs and the animals show up. Fun to read!

Feb 24, 2015

My son is 19mo now and this is one of his favorite book! He loves to lift and see what's animal. It is a very funny animal book.

BookReviewer2015 Nov 08, 2014

Perhaps the best children's story book of the last century!

Dec 11, 2013

funny, interactive pop-up book with bright illustrations-used for ASL storytime class

nypl_morningside_heights Nov 09, 2013

worked well at toddler time

Oct 11, 2012

Classic board book. We loved this so much we bought it for our home library.

Jul 30, 2011

A classic, simple lift-the-flap story that young children will enjoy

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Jul 30, 2011

libraryeri thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 3


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Jun 12, 2014

This book is about a child who gets a gift from the zoo, but they can't quite get it right and send it back. Over, and over and over again until they get it right! It's a fun flap book to pull and discover what is hiding in the gifts the zoo has sent.


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