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Baby & Toddler

It’s a Jungle in Here:
11 Animal Books for Babies

by Janssen Bradshaw

Photo credit: Donnie Ray Jones via Flickr CC

Before I had children, I hadn’t read a book about animals in probably two decades. Now, four years into this parenting gig, I’ve read somewhere in the vicinity of ten million animal books.

There are plenty of really uninspired ones, but there are some gems that make me happy to read about the same animals over and over again.

If, like my girls, your little ones love animals, here are some great books to start you both out.

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in 2015 and updated in 2021.