Get These Books For Your Toddler And They'll Be Happier Than A Pig In Mud

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Animal Books For Toddlers

Whether you're a mother, step-dad, nanny, or fantastic aunt (like me) then your little toddler will love any one of these books on animals. Interactive, colorful, and informative, find the animal book for YOUR toddler!

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1. My Big Animal Book

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5/5 Review: "Got this book as a gift for a friend of mine’s 1yr old daughter and she loves it! The hard board pages help to protect the book too; babies tend to tear pages from books".

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2. First 100 Animals

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5/5 Review: "This book was smaller than I expected, but it is such a great learning tool for young kids! I love reading this book with my two year old, she's started to identify animals and it's all thanks to this book!".

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3. Dear Zoo

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5/5 Review: "Dear Zoo is a classic. We have had this book for a while and I am still amazed with how the flaps have not been pulled off. My son loves this book. He likes to make the animal noises and look under the flap. We discuss what the animals are doing throughout the book and why that particular animal might not make a good pet. The illustrations are not scary or realistic but close enough your child understands what the animal is. The colors are vibrant yet not bright. The pages are very durable for young children in hopes they won't tear it up or eat it".

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4. Roar At The Zoo

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5/5 Review: "My 15 month old son LOVES this book and the other Discovery Kids books! It's renewed an interest in books for him due to all the fun sounds!".

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5. Open The Barn Door

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5/5 Review: "This book is little but it is adorable! My toddler likes to rip on the flaps of the flip books but this one is durable enough he has not ripped one off ... Yet ..... He LOVES animals and LOVES this book! It has been a big hit!".

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6. My Big Farm Book

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5/5 Review: "I bought this book as a birthday gift for a 1 year old. I am a first grade reading intervention teacher and love giving books as gifts. This was a great little book to start teaching vocabulary and concepts of print. Both very important pre reading skills. Nice clear pictures and a large variety of animals and farm equipment. Nice high interest book for that age group".

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7. Giraffes Can't Dance

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5/5 Review: "There's a reason this book is a top seller, it's adorable! I first read this book in a toddler book club when I was a nanny, I now read this book to my own children. I have read this book probably a hundred + times (not an exaggeration) and I still love it. I haven't found a child who didn't like this book, it's so cute. Great story, nice colorful illustrations. I highly recommend this book!".

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8. My First Peek-a-Boo Animals

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5/5 Review: "Another very lovely book of Eric Carle!".

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9. Hands, Hands, Fingers, Thumb

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5/5 Review: "My 20 month old son loves this book, and I really enjoy reading it to him. He stays sitting and is very engaged and attentive during story time, and that is a lot to say with a toddlers attention span. I highly recommend this book. Two thumbs up!".

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10. Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?

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5/5 Review: "My son's pre-school teacher read this to my son and he couldn't stop repeating the words all the way home.... panda bear, panda what do you see.. I end up buying 2 other Bill Martin/Eric Carle books the same day. The hard cover books are perfect for those little hands, helps with turning pages. This is a must have for little ones, it teaches them about animals and their senses! Now my son reads this book to me!!".

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11. Night Night Farm

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5/5 Review: "My 17 month old toddler loves this book. I think he really likes the fun cutout pages, as well as the illustrations, which are adorable".

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12. Roar, Roar Baby

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5/5 Review: "LOVE THESE BOOKS!!! They are made very well and our little one loves the interaction of the lift the flap as you turn each page. He picks these books over the rest almost every single time".

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