Dear Zoo

DEAR ZOO, a lift-the-flap book for pre-readers celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2012. It begins 'I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet. So they sent me an...' A series of unsuitable animals are sent by the zoo which are all sent back. Finally after thinking very hard, they send the perfect pet!
DEAR ZOO is as popular today as it was 30 years ago.

Dear Zoo 30th Birthday

Apart from the original book in board book format, there is now a Noisy Book with real animal sounds, a
Pop-up book with simple child friendly pops, two buggy books for the youngest child, an activity book, an early learning Little Library, and even a charming miniature version. A Touch-and-feel version will be published this year.

DEAR ZOO is being merchandised too, and already some quality DEAR ZOO branded children's items have been produced and are available in good shops. Here is a selection of what is currently available:


Plush animals in carry cases
Dear Zoo Shop


Dear Zoo Elephant Dear Zoo Giraffe Dear Zoo Lion Dear Zoo Camel
Dear Zoo Snake Dear Zoo Monkey Dear Zoo Frog Dear Zoo Puppy
Dear Zoo Skittles Set
Dear Zoo Finger Puppets



Ceramic Ware & Gift Sets
  Dear Zoo Shop

Dear Zoo Ceramic Set

Dear Zoo Melamine Set

Dear Zoo Money Box Dear Zoo Money Box Dear Zoo Picture Frame Dear Zoo Picture Frame
Dear Zoo Puppy and Mug Dear Zoo Puppy and Money Box

Dear Zoo Shop
Plasticised aprons, bags etc.
Dear Zoo Shop

Dear Zoo 24 piece puzzle

Dear Zoo 2 in 1 puzzle

Dear Zoo Bags and Pinnies

Dear Zoo Shop

Dear Zoo




DEAR ZOO inspired clothing has been developed for Sainsburys TU children's clothing, with babywear and toddler ranges. These are some of the spring range, with a winter range to follow:

Dear Zoo 2 in 1 puzzle


Dear Zoo 2 in 1 puzzle

Boys and girls pyjamas

Dear Zoo 2 in 1 puzzle
Boys T shirts


Rod Campbell
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