I introduced my toddler to books when she was just a few months old. And before her first birthday, she was already in love with her books.
Like most kids, she loves books about animals. These are just three of our favourites from the lot, even though there many more animal-themed books in our collection at home! (Maybe this calls for a part 2 of this blog post?).
If you’re looking for enjoyable and diverse books featuring animals for your toddler, then this is a great list to start with.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Written by Bill Smith Jr and illustrated by Eric Carle
This classic children’s book features bold illustrations of animals, bright colours and has an easy rhythm that born grown-ups and toddlers will love. The kiddos will pick up animal names, colours and sequences.
I started reading this book to Toddler A when she was an infant, and she loved it. It’s still read in our home daily.
Board book, Rs 399 on Bibliophiles.
Wild Cat! Wild Cat!
Written by Sejal Mehta and illustrated by Rohan Chakravarty
A book about cats, from tigers to lions to snow leopard! The illustrations are striking and the cat taking us around the world to introduce us to other cats is super cute.
Read this book for free on Storyweaver, or buy on the Pratham Books website, Rs 40 (paperback)
That’s not my elephant…
Written by Fiona Watts and illustrated by Rachel Wells
Another book that my toddler loved prior to her first birthday. At first, she loved touching the bumpy toenails and the tufty tail, and now she loves the repetition of the catchphrase.
Board book, Rs 498 on Amazon India
Which animal books are you reading to your child?