Macmillan marks Dear Zoo milestone

Macmillan marks Dear Zoo milestone

Rod Campbell picrured below can hardly believe that Dear Zoo, the beloved lift-the-flap book for toddlers, is turning 40 this year. Macmillan has just released a golden anniversary edition of the story, first published in 1982, that encourages young readers to lift flaps in order to find out which animal the zoo has sent them.

“If at that stage someone had said we would celebrate 40 years, I would have said ‘Don’t be daft’”, says Campbell. His famous title has sold 2.5 million copies through Nielsen BookScan, but 13 million in total (according to Macmillan), and is as beloved as Eric Carle...

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