In this pint-sized variation on an epistolary novel, a child writes to a zoo asking for a pet. The zoo politely responds, sending a parade of exotic animals (packaged inside flaps to be lifted by the reader) that don’t work for one reason or another (the camel, for example, is too grumpy) and have to be sent back. Finally, there’s a perfect, doggy, ending. This is another fun book where our original copy didn’t survive the toddler years.
Author: Rod Campbell
Illustrator: Rod Campbell