We were given this book when my son was 4 months old and he fell in love with it. Though the flaps have been stuck back on multiple times, he still loves it at 14 months, though now we read it about once per three days, rather than three times per day!Read moreLess
This was my favourite book as a very small child (or so my mum tells me). Both of mine have loved it as well. My son adores it and screams with delight with every page. He spends ages flicking through it on his own and giggling. Great book! He learnt to make all the animal noises quite early on. Others by Rod Campbell have been similarly loved.Read moreLess
"My 4 month old loves this book and so do…"
My 4 month old loves this book and so do I! Cute story, fab pictures and the flaps are a hit! O can see this being a favourite for many years to come.Read moreLess
"It is a lovely book which is written in an…"
It is a lovely book which is written in an easy way and is interactive for the children as it has flaps under which you find the different animals. I would rate this book with a 9.Read moreLess
"This makes my 17 month old laugh! She loves…"
This makes my 17 month old laugh! She loves lifting up the flaps and then barks when she finds the puppy at the end. I've lost count of how many times I've read this to her. Always her first choice.Read moreLess
"A lovely book, cute lift-flap style pictures. All the animals…"
A lovely book, cute lift-flap style pictures. All the animals in this book are great for practising our baby signs too!Read moreLess
"Both my children love this book. It was given to…"
Both my children love this book. It was given to my daughter when she was 6 mths old and it is still going strong for my son who is 18 mths older. They lovedpening the flaps to discover what was underneath. Definitely helped our daughter's interest in booksRead moreLess
"Fantastic, simple story - complete with flaps to peep under.…"
Fantastic, simple story - complete with flaps to peep under. Great for babies to about 3 years old.Read moreLess
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"Comments from other Mumsnetters: "A "lift the flaps" book full of…"
Comments from other Mumsnetters:
"A "lift the flaps" book full of zoo animals hidden in boxes and delivery crates. My son anticipates which animals are behind the flaps and makes the relevant noise". "There's plenty to keep a child amused and it has lasting value - I bought it for my son at nine months and it's still one of his favourite books at two. It is one of those books that every child must have". "Lovely bright pictures and very sturdy flaps and our copy is wipe clean 'card' so proving difficult to destroy".Read moreLess
"I love this book and so do both my children,…"
I love this book and so do both my children, we keep going back to it.Read moreLess
"What a lovely little book! my DD got it for…"
What a lovely little book! my DD got it for her first birthday and still loves it nearly one year later. She loves lifting the flaps and finding the animals underneath, and making the right sound - gorgeous book!Read moreLess
"DD loved this book…"
DD loved this bookRead moreLess
"We have both the old 'lift-the-flaps' version of this book…"
We have both the old 'lift-the-flaps' version of this book and the pop up one too which is much more of a hit with my DS.
Lovely story and great to read, even over and over and overRead moreLess
"Lovely simple book with flaps hiding zoo animals. Daughter…"
Lovely simple book with flaps hiding zoo animals. Daughter has been enjoying 'reading' this for many weeks now and it's great to see how she has become more expert at opening the flaps.Read moreLess
"Absolutely the best board/flap book. Great combined with baby signing…"
Absolutely the best board/flap book. Great combined with baby signing (or just make up your own signs/actions).
Both my children adored this book and were always pleased to have it read to them and to join in.Read moreLess
"I had this book when I was little, loved it.…"
I had this book when I was little, loved it. My daughter who's now 2 has had this book since she was a few months old, loves it even more!
She's learnt alot of new animal noises from this book, she also learnt 'camel' (I don't know what noise a camel makes!), and she loves pointing out that the monkey has a banana
A must have for any little persons library (the opening presents book by the same author is really good too, can't remember what it's called though).Read moreLess
"Lovely well thought out book with great illustrations. Loved…"
Lovely well thought out book with great illustrations. Loved by my little boy. It has lots of flaps and is good for teaching animal words.Read moreLess
"DD never tires of this book - lift the flap…"
DD never tires of this book - lift the flap and silly animal noises from me - what more could a baby ask for! The only negative is trying to come up with the noise a giraffe or a camel makes!Read moreLess
"A firm favourite with my son who loved the "lift…"
A firm favourite with my son who loved the "lift the flap" pages that revealed the animals. Simple but effective, loved by the under 3s.Read moreLess
"Delightful book with a good simple story line. My…"
Delightful book with a good simple story line. My son loves the flaps and the animal theme helps with vocabulary.Read moreLess
"Fantastic book which my daughter previously and now my son…"
Fantastic book which my daughter previously and now my son both love. They loved trying to open the flaps and see what was underneath, time and time again. It really engages them. I did babysigning with them they also learned the signs for the animals as we read the book together and making the noises. Definitely one of my favourite children books of all time.Read moreLess
"So simple but so entertaining. The one we have has…"
So simple but so entertaining. The one we have has the lift-the-flaps which babies love to do and it's a great inroduction to animals beyond the farm. Who doesn't love the 'too grumpy' camel line?Read moreLess
"my lo is 16 months & she goes back to…"
my lo is 16 months & she goes back to this book again & again. We both love the fact that the flaps are child friendly(just the right size & haven't ripped) and the pictures are colourful and well illustrated. She loves it when I do impressions of the animals and copies some of my actions. All in all a truly fab book-no surprise it's a classicRead moreLess
"My son has loved this book since he was a…"
My son has loved this book since he was a baby. One of our first books. It still excites him as much today as it did then (He is now 2.5 years). He loves lifting the flaps and making the animal sounds. There is a lot to talk about with this book and it is also very sturdy.Read moreLess
"An excellent lift-the-flap book which introduces lots of animals and…"
An excellent lift-the-flap book which introduces lots of animals and has lovely pictures. Great for getting little ones talking about what they see and interacting with the story by lifting the flaps.Read moreLess
"Our babies have all loved it. And so have I. And…"
Our babies have all loved it. And so have I.
And the puppy was perfect.Read moreLess
"Fantastically simple and fun. This is a favourite of my…"
Fantastically simple and fun. This is a favourite of my 1 and 5 year old.Read moreLess
"A wonderful book. I read this to both my children…"
A wonderful book. I read this to both my children as babies and they absolutely loved it! It was the first book where they really worked out that there were things behind the flaps and they were always keen to try and open the doors and see the animals. All Rod Campbell books are great and a must have on any child's bookshelf.Read moreLess
"My son has loved this since he was 6 months…"
My son has loved this since he was 6 months old and it is still one of his top ten!Read moreLess
"This is one of those books that hust works, from…"
This is one of those books that hust works, from youngest to young - though the flaps do tear off inevitably. Right length, with enough opportunity to embellish yourself (animal noises) if you want to.Read moreLess
"I only bought it as it had a giraffe in!…"
I only bought it as it had a giraffe in! My 10 month old adores it and will sit lifting the flaps until the cows come home. We've been reading it since he was about 4 months and it hasn't ripped so it must be pretty tough.Read moreLess
"This is one of my daughters favourite books. She loves…"
This is one of my daughters favourite books. She loves guessing the animals before she has lifted the flaps!Read moreLess
"We love this book in our family! Rod Campbelle is…"
We love this book in our family! Rod Campbelle is a childs dream when it comes to books. They are simple yet fun with nice child freindly pictures and it's not long enough for the kids to get bored.
A real favorite of ours. a Joy to read and listen to.Read moreLess
"Definitely one of the best books we've got, the flaps…"
Definitely one of the best books we've got, the flaps that open in different ways, the noises you can make for the animals, the actions you can do, and the story, make this a wonderful book.Read moreLess
"This is one of my favourite books. You can…"
This is one of my favourite books. You can keep it as simple as you like but when babies and toddlers get more inquisitive about the story and characters there is always more for them to know and then mine always like to change the story. There are so many questions older children can ask and for really young children so much they can look at and nobody ever tires of opening the flaps!Read moreLess
"My ds loves this book, and we read it over…"
My ds loves this book, and we read it over and over, he knows the names of the animals and the sounds they make, and we are now learning the colours of the crates, I honestly can't see him evergoing off this book!Read moreLess
"This is a great book, and is a firm favourite…"
This is a great book, and is a firm favourite with my daughter. The essence of the story is simple enough that a letter had been sent to the zoo asking for a pet and a number of different animals are sent and returned until the perfect one is recieved. The pictures are big and colourful with nothing going on around them too much to distract her from the flap which needs to be pulled down to reveal what animal has been sent from the zoo this time.Read moreLess
"The new pop-up version of Dear Zoo was so popular…"
The new pop-up version of Dear Zoo was so popular that half the animals had their heads ripped off in the baby's enthusiastic engagement with the story. So we alternate between the old version and the new one (which has been glued back together). For a long time it was the book we had to read four or five times a day, and our son learnt to roar for the lion -- his very first animal noise!Read moreLess
"My toddler loves this book and gets very excited awaiting…"
My toddler loves this book and gets very excited awaiting the animal.
Brill for little ones.Read moreLess