Many of you will recognise this book – Dear Zoo is a popular children’s story about finding the perfect pet. From elephants, to snakes – it’s quickly become a classic and now is available as an iPad app!

Not only are you able to read Dear Zoo on your iPad, the pages come to life with simple, but fun animation and sound. There is an option to ‘read the book’ or ‘read to me’, both options that will engage even the smallest of readers.

In addition to the story, they’ve added the Picking Pairs games! A cute & educational way to extend the story into something a bit more challenging for the bigger kids, there’s the option of Picture Pairs, or Words & Pictures. Pan Macmillan have a demo video of the app on their website –

For AU$2.99, I’ve found this a great investment for my 3 & 4 year old children. I actually found out about this app at one of our supported playgroups recently, and it really appealed to all of the kids. The ones that had seen the book before AND the ones who hadn’t – all were glued to it!

Put this one in your list of must have app’s for kids!

Dear Zoo – iPad App
Click here to find it on iTunes!