Animals

For even more fun: imitate animal sounds and encourage your baby to express these sounds!

Don't tickle the crocodile!

Don't tickle the crocodile!

Sam Taplin
Usborne Books, 2021

Little ones just won't be able to resist tickling the touchy-feely patches to hear each animal make a sound in this book.

My first touch and find: Baby animals

My first touch and find: Baby animals

Tiago Americo
Pan Macmillan, 2020

A board book where you lift the giant flaps to reveal the animals and lots of exciting textures.

Zoom: rainforest adventure

Zoom: rainforest adventure

Susan Hayes
What On Earth Publishing, 2021

Discover mischievous monkeys, slithery snakes, smiling sloths, hovering hummingbirds and delightful dolphins in the of the most exciting place on Earth.

Squeak-a-moo: Scholastic early learners

Squeak-a-moo: Scholastic early learners

Scholastic
Scholastic Inc., 2020

Transform into baby farm animals with this engaging book featuring a die-cut mirror, adorable tabbed ears, and a squeaker.

Pet

Pet

Matthew Van Fleet
Simon & Schuster, 2021

Children will delight in this interactive introduction to an incredible assortiment of pets, from guinea pigs and rabbits to pot-bellied pigs, reptiles, fish, and more! Sturdy pull tables, flaps, textures and a fabulous pop-up finale will engage young readers as they discover the world of possible pets to get.

Animal Babies: Scholastic early learners (touch and explore)

Animal Babies: Scholastic early learners (touch and explore)

Scholastic
Scholastic Inc., 2021

With a different interactive touch on every page, Animal Babies introduces the youngest child to different baby animals, promoting language development, early literacy, hand-eye coordination, and adult-child interaction. Includes an embroidered patch on the cover!

Who's hiding in the woods?

Who's hiding in the woods?

Katharine McEwen
Nosy Crow, 2020

There are lots of creatures in the woods. Where are they hiding and what are they doing? In this innovative lift-the-flap book, little ones can pore over the beautiful collaged pages and explore under rocks and logs to learn lots of interesting facts about the forest. 

That's not my bunny…

That's not my bunny…

Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells
Usborne Books, 2021

Meet five adorable bunnies in this book with their bold illustrations, patches to stroke, and a mouse to spot on every page, all designed to develop sensory and language awareness.

Can you guess? Animal sounds with very hungry caterpillar

Can you guess? Animal sounds with very hungry caterpillar

Eric Carle
Penguin Young Readers Group, 2021

Can you guess all of the animal sounds? Luckily, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has helpful hints along the way! Children will love imitating the sounds of each of the animals in this sturdy board book.

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Reading suggestions for babies


> Animals
> Funny books
> Food
> Interactive books
> Daily life