Dear Zoo

Dear Zoo Review

This book is 30 years old now, but is not showing its age. It features loads of endearing animals, which are sure to delight your little one.

And for those parents who like to put on the voices of the characters they are reading about, the animals in this book offer endless scope for creativity, from doing the gruff voice of the lion to however you think a giraffe talks!

This book has sold over two million copies worldwide, and it is not hard to see why. Indeed, we remember reading this book when we ourselves were children, and upon opening the book for this review many happy memories came flooding back!

Dear Zoo

This book is 30 years old now, but is not showing its age. It features loads of endearing animals, which are sure to delight your little one.

7.5 Total Score
Dear Zoo

This book is 30 years old now, but is not showing its age. It features loads of endearing animals, which are sure to delight your little one.

Durability
7
Design
8.5
Comfort
7
PROS
  • From the moment you open the book, you will see why it has become such a favorite! The parents we talked to said that their children brought this book to them for them to read more than any other book.
  • The flaps in the book are carefully incorporated into the storyline. With some board books, the addition of these interactive features feels like a gimmick that has been added on, but here children love lifting them up to see what animal is underneath!
  • The language used in the book is really pared-down, and many parents find that it is perfect when teaching their children to talk and read. The story, though it is about a zoo, cleverly works in everyday phrases and words, and is sure to give your child a head start!
  • Many of the parents we talked to found that there children really enjoyed the choice of animals in the book, from the naughty monkeys to the ferocious lion.
CONS
  • We really can’t criticise this book in terms of its story, language, or design. Perhaps some will find it too short, especially when their little darling brings it to them to read for the 47th time that day!
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