Dear Zoo is a classic board book that infants and toddlers have loved for nearly thirty years. With sturdy flaps to lift open, this book is engaging, surprising, and a treat for all. The story starts with “I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet.  They sent me an… (lift the flap and see/say elephant). He was too big!  So I sent him back.” and goes through many zoo animals each with reasons of why they would not be a good pet. The story concludes with “So they thought very hard, and sent me a… (lift the flap and see/say puppy). He was perfect! I kept him.” This is a great way to teach children about the animals that live at the zoo.  Dear Zoo is a book that is your baby will want to read again and again.

 by Rod Campbell

Ages 6 months to 3 years

Reviewed by Jessica Henson of Kidz Tales Children’s Books