Dear Zoo Big Book by Rod Campbell

Dear Zoo Big Book

Written by Rod Campbell
Illustrated by


Dear Zoo Big Book by Rod Campbell

'I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet . . .'Rod Campbell's classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo has been a firm favourite with toddlers, teachers and parents ever since it was first published in 1982.Dear Zoo Big Book is a special, extra-large edition that is perfect for classroom use. Children will enjoy finding out who is hiding under the flaps and discovering the different animals the zoo has sent - all in search of the perfect pet. With bright, bold artwork, a catchy refrain and a whole host of favourite animals, Dear Zoo Big Book is a classic to come back to again and again, and a must for every classroom.

About the Author

Rod Campbell

Rod Campbell has been creating innovative books for the under-fives for over thirty years.

Best known for his classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo, he is also the creator of the much-loved preschool character Buster.

Ingeniously simple with touches of gentle humour, Rod's books have withstood the test of time and are enjoyed by children, parents and teachers around the world.

Julia Eccleshare, the editorial expert on Lovereading4kids says, Rod Campbell is the masterly creator of interactive books including classic tab and flap books such Dear Zoo, the story of choosing exactly the right pet. Simplicity itself in terms of design and always full of delightful surprises, Rod Campbell’s books are perfect as first introductions to concepts, numbers in Farm 123 and letters in ABC Zoo. Campbell’s Touch and Feel books such as Buster’s Farm include wonderfully tactile experiences for little fingers.

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Book Info


20 pages


Rod Campbell
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Author's Website


Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

6th November 2009



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