Have a baby or toddler who loves visiting the zoo and waving to all the neighborhood dogs? Then we have some books for you. Your little one will love learning animal sounds while flipping through these stories packed with pictures of cute and cuddly animals. Below, you’ll find 11 fantastic animal-themed books, from old favorites to soon-to-be classics, that will turn your animal lover into a bookworm.

I Want My Hat Back

Though the text is short and this book is a quick read, the story of a bear and his missing hat holds up through many re-reads. At first, little ones will like the bear, rabbit and other animals. As they grow, they'll appreciate the plot twist and subtle humor.

Available at amazon.com, $6.09.


What are your favorite animal-themed books for babies and toddlers?

— Oz Spies

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