Today we celebrate 30 years since the publication of Rod Campbell’s Dear Zoo, now deservedly considered as a classic for the under-fives.

Since 1982, over 5 million copies of Dear Zoo have been sold across the world, and with new interactive editions as well as the classic board book, Dear Zoo is ready to become a childhood favourite of the next generation as well.

To celebrate, Macmillan Children’s Books have created the most wonderful video featuring parents and grandparents talking about their memories of  reading and sharing Dear Zoo:


Now it is your turn to share your memories of Dear Zoo, and to be in the running to to win a signed copy of Dear Zoo!

All you need to do is share your memories of Dear Zoo in the comments below. This could be memories of reading it as a child, or reading it as an adult to your own children/grandchildren/nephews etc!

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 9th September

In the meantime,  there are some lovely activity sheets to help celebrate Dear Zoo‘s very special birthday, which can find here.