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Top 10 Best Animal Books for Babies

Discover a host of delightful characters and gentle stories in these animal books for babies. Featuring enchanting tales, touchy-feely features, noisy buttons and lift-the-flap adventures, babies are sure to be captivated by these charming books.

1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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Eric Carle

This classic picture book has enchanted generations of little ones with colourful collage pictures and a simple, sweet story. Featuring die-cut pages and finger-sized holes for babies to explore, the story of the hungry green caterpillar with a very big appetite is sure to captivate little booklovers.

2. Elmer

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David McKee

The adorable patchwork elephant Elmer has been a beloved children's character for decades. A gorgeous read, this book will show youngsters that it's okay to be different and not just one of the herd! Featuring lots of fun and colour, babies will adore this vibrant book.

3. Pip and Posy Series

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Axel Scheffler

This series of storybooks features a rabbit, Pip, and a mouse, Posy, and the heaps of fun - as well as the troubles! - they experience in daily life. From making new friends to sharing toys to nibbling on snacks, even the littlest of readers will find these stories fun and engaging, and will love looking at the exuberant illustrations.

4. Peppa's Super Noisy Sound Book

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This fantastically fun interactive book sees the adorable Peppa Pig and her little brother George have a very noisy day indeed! With a whopping 18 sound buttons to press as you read the story, babies will adore this bright, bold, loud book.

5. Dinosaur Rhyme Time

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Discover all of your favourite nursery rhymes in this gorgeous bumper book, along with a cast of cute and cuddly dinosaur friends! Enjoy classic rhymes like Oh the Grand Old Duke of York, Little Miss Muffet, The Wheels on the Bus and many more. Babies will love looking at the colourful pictures and listening to this fun selection of rhymes.

6. That's Not My Monkey

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Fiona Watt

This delightful touch-and-feel board book is full of tactile surprises for babies to explore! Simple, repetitive text and a mischievous character make this a book little ones will cherish.

7. My First Gruffalo: Hello Gruffalo! Buggy Book

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Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

This handy buggy book is perfect for babies on the move! It stars the famous half-grizzly bear, half-buffalo - the Gruffalo! Introduce little ones to this wonderful character with this lightweight little book, which can be attached to your buggy to entertain your baby on all their travels.

8. Dear Zoo

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Rod Campbell

This simple but engaging story features fun flaps to lift, guaranteed to enchant babies! Look under the flaps to find the perfect pet and uncover all sorts of exotic creatures. What will it be next - an elephant, a monkey, perhaps even a lion? With charming repetition and delightful illustrations, this is a tried-and-tested favourite with babies.

9. Peppa Pig Stories

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These bright, bubbly storybooks 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.

10. Night Night Peter Rabbit

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Beatrix Potter

This is the softest, sweetest bedtime treat for babies, with a gorgeous cloth book featuring some of Beatrix Potter's best-loved characters. It includes two exciting rustly pages which little hands will love to explore! Munch lettuce with Benjamin Bunny, crunch through leaves with Squirrel Nutkin, and rediscover lots of other charming characters, including Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck and a sleepy Flopsy Bunny.

Animal board books

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Elmer by David McKee
  • Pip and Posy books by Axel Scheffler
  • Peppa Pig sound book
  • Dinosaur Rhyme Time
  • That's Not My Monkey by Fiona Watt
  • My First Gruffalo: Hello Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
  • Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
  • Peppa Pig books
  • Night Night Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter