Top 10 Best Animal Books for 3-year-olds

Squeaking and squawking, hooting and hissing, barking and bleating, you'll find all your child's favourite animals in these upROARiously good stories and picture books! For all the best animal books for 3-year-olds, just check out the list below. 

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1. The Gruffalo

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Julia Donaldson

Featuring the famous half-grizzly bear, half-buffalo, this tale follows a brave little mouse, who believes the Gruffalo is nothing but fantasy - until he comes face-to-face with him! Complete with distinctive illustrations by Axel Scheffler, this story is guaranteed to enchant children and be remembered forever.




2. Peppa Pig

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These bright, bubbly books star the much-loved (and very sweet!) little Peppa Pig. Peppa has all sorts of fun adventures, such as going on holiday, playing basketball, and even meeting the Queen! Her friends and family have their own exciting stories, too. With so many characters to cherish, and heaps of charm and fun, young animal-lovers will adore these tales.


3. Owltastic Sticker Book

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This owl-themed book is packed with colouring and doodling activities to keep little ones captivated, and comes with over 100 3D puffy stickers for decorating the book (or anywhere else in need of a sticker!). The book also contains press-out bookmarks, door hangers, models, cards and postcards to colour and decorate. Full of fun and creativity, it's a hoot!





4. The World of Peter Rabbit

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Beatrix Potter

This enchanting series of books features an assortment of adorable animals and the exciting adventures they share. These tales have delighted young readers for generations, introducing youngsters to unforgettable characters like Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Duck and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, all illustrated in a gentle and delicate style.


5. Say Hello to the Animals

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Ian Whybrow

Introduce your child to a wonderful assortment of amazing animals! They'll get to say hello to all sorts of creatures, from the farm to the jungle to the snow. With charming rhyming text and stunning artwork to pore over, kids will be enthralled by these perfect picture books.



6. Kipper Stories

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Mick Inkpen

Kipper the dog has been a favourite with toddlers for over 25 years, and his stories are simply must-haves for little booklovers. Join him on his exciting adventures as he celebrates his birthday, goes camping, chooses a new pet, plays in the snow and much more in these barking brilliant books.


7. Spinderella

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Julia Donaldson

This fantastic football story is perfect for kids learning to count and read. Spinderella the spider has a passion for football. She tries to play a match with her brothers but she doesn't know how many spiders should be on each team. Worse than that... she can't count the goals! Luckily for her, her Hairy Godmother has a cunning plan...



8. Flip Flap Jungle

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Axel Scheffler

Children can concoct all sorts of crazy creatures in this funny flip-flap book! Featuring flaps on each page so kids can mix and match different animal tops and bottoms, the interactive nature of this bright, bold book will have kids hooked. Create a touger (a toucan tiger), a goeleon (a gorilla chameleon) and lots more!

Noisy Dinosaurs

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Jonathan Litton

In this brilliant noisy book, kids will not only learn all about some of the mightiest prehistoric creatures, but will hear them roar, too! With bright photographs, touchy-feely textures and a sound button on every spread, kids will be captivated by this roar-some book.



10. Five Minutes' Peace

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Jill Murphy

This much-loved story is perfect for sharing with children at bedtime to help them settle down ready for sleep. It tells the tale of the Large family, a family of elephants. Mrs Large just wants a little time to herself, but her excitable children have other ideas! Can she get a moment's peace?