Dear Zoo
Dear Zoo was published in 1982 and over the years it has become firmly established as a classic for the under 5’s. To celebrate the 25th anniversary five years ago, Rod Campbell refreshed the original artwork to give Dear Zoo an updated and fresh look, ready to delight a new generation of young readers!  It is now available as a jacketed hardback edition (220x220mm), paperback (240x240mm) and boardbook (160x160mm).
  point to the crate
  to see who is   inside.
A child writes to the zoo for a pet. The zoo send a series of unsuitable pets, revealed behind flaps in the form of crates and packing cases. These animals are all sent back for different reasons, except the last one, which is perfect!
  point to the crate
  to see who is
The pop-up version was published in 2004. Opening each flap actions a simple pop-up for each animal.

100 x 100mm
The miniature
of the hardback edition.

This CD comes in a pack with the board book edition of Dear Zoo.  It is read by Caroline Quentin with sound effects and there is a song written by the author.

Contains a copy of the new 240x240mm paperback, plus a black and white copy ready to colour in with the 8 crayons --- make your own Dear Zoo!
220 x 220mm (hardback)
The classic story with touch and feel
elements on each page.
90 x 90mm
Adapted from the classic book
for the youngest child to take everywhere!
90 x 90mm
Discover the shapes of all your favourite animals from this classic story.
90 x 90 x 50mm
Four little board books in a slipcase:
Colours, Pets, Numbers, Wild Animals
based on the classic story, make early learning fun!
270 x 215mm (paperback)
Games, colouring-in puzzles and more,
with re-usable stickers!

see the animals inside!

250 x 310mm including sound unit (hardback)
A large format version of Dear Zoo with eight animal sounds which bring the story to life!

170 x 170mm (cased board book)
A larger version of the buggy book.


Dear Zoo App for the iPad

The family favourite for 30 years comes to the iPad. Read the story or have it read to you by award-winning actress Caroline Quentin. An exciting new way to share the classic story with lively animation that responds to your child's touch - and interactive games.
Available at iTunes


The board book edition of Dear Zoo is available in dual language editions (published by Mantra Lingua), available in English with Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Farsi, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Panjabi, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu, or Vietnamese.