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.

The Friend Ship

A lonely hedgehog hears about friendship and sets out to find a ship full of buddies. Along the way, she collects a zoo's worth of animal friends. This is one sweet, lovely tale you won't mind reading again and again (and again).

Available at amazon.com, $9.38.

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

— Oz Spies

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