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Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book


  • It is interactive, amusing, and has a little surprise at the end. The simple, bright illustrations are set on sturdy white pages, and the shape of the crate and other hints in the picture will have kids quickly guessing which animal has arrived.


  • Carle, Eric. The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Philomel, 2007, 1969.
  • Deneux, Xavier. My Animals. Walker, 2008.
  • De Regniers, Beatrice Schenk. May I Bring a Friend? Atheneum, 1964.
  • Garland, Michael. Last Night at the Zoo. Boyds Mills, 2001.
  • Gelman, Rita Golden. I Went to the Zoo. Scholastic, 1993.
  • Hill, Eric. Where’s Spot. Putnam, 2005 (25th anniversary edition).
  • Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody. My Penguin, Osbert. Candlewick, 2004.
  • Kunhardt, Dorothy. Pat the Bunny. Golden Books, 2001.
  • Laden, Nina. Peek-a Who? Chronicle, 2000.
  • Martin, Bill Jr. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Henry Holt, 2007, 1967.
  • Paxton, Tom. Going to the Zoo. Morrow, 1996.
  • Rathmann, Peggy. Good Night, Gorilla. Putnam, 1994.
  • Reiser, Lynn. Any Kind of Dog. Greenwillow, 1992.
  • Rex, Adam. Pssst! Harcourt, 2007.
  • Rose, Deborah Lee. Birthday Zoo. Albert Whitman, 2002.
  • Simont, Marc. The Stray Dog. HarperCollins, 2001.
  • Wolf, Jake. Daddy, Could I Have an Elephant? Greenwillow, 1996.