3 animal books for Indian toddlers

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.

Animal books for Indian toddlers

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Written by Bill Smith Jr and illustrated by Eric Carle

Purple cat in Brown Bear Brown Bear book

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?

Tommy Hilfiger brings kids wear to India

Popular American clothing brand Tommy Hilfiger has got its cute childrenswear range to India with its Fall 2010 collection. True to Tommy Hilfiger style, the clothes have the brand’s “Classic, American Cool” signature.

Speaking Chic went through the collection by asking the question– would my nephew or niece wear this? Would they think it’s chic?

There are three main themes in the Tommy Hilfiger childrenswear Fall 2010 collection.

Explore Beyond
Inspired by the excitement and optimism of the NASA moon missions, this range space-inspired images and details. Outerwear is quilted and panelled, and sweaters feature argyles, bold stripes and badges.

Our picks:

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Quilted bomber for boys; Lola Stripe Henley with pinstripes of lurex

Striped top for girls.

Explore Nature
This range has an outdoorsy feel with checks, heathers and plaids. Nylon parka and jackets have been reinvented with trendy colours and rib details. The clothes feature rugged distress details for boys and sweet ruffles and waist ties for girls.

Our picks:

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Katherine check belle skirt for girls; Ohio hoodie in River Gold for boys; Washed twill slim pants for boys

Explore NYC
This range has a cool, urban, eclectic vibe; very rock ‘n’ roll with a touch of glam. Prints include posters for rock bands, graffiti and street signs. Girls’ outfits sport sequins elements and foil prints, while boys can team up smart jackets and tees.

Our picks:

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Victoria VW slim fit jeans with crystal detailing on back pockets for girls; Furray mini pant with H applique for boys.

What will your little nephews/ nieces want to wear?