Classic Animal Books to Read with your Kids

Classic Animal Books to Read with your Kids

Some books we remember for a lifetime, and many of these we first discover in childhood. If you're looking for a story that will make a lasting impression on your little reader, check out any of these classic animal books:

Frog and Toad: The Frog and Toad series by Arnold Lobel offers humor, wit, intelligence, understanding, compassion, and fun to the developing reader. Featuring Frog, a happy-go-lucky fellow who's always ready for excitement, and his best friend Toad, a practical, solid, and wary chap, the books follow the pair through a series of short adventures.

The Poky Little Puppy: Written by Janette Sebring Lowrey, The Poky Little Puppy is the story of a playful pup who has the habit of poking his nose where he shouldn't. The curious puppy disobeys his mother and realizes that nothing beats the comfort of family, in spite of all those impossible to follow rules about staying out of trouble.

The Wind in the Willows: This story by Kenneth Grahame follows the hardships, triumphs, and often amusing antics of a gang of animal friends whose personalities are very different. When Badger, Ratty, Mr. Toad, and Otter get together, the adventures never end.

Winnie the Pooh: Written by A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh is the story of Christopher Robin and his friends—Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Roo, Kanga, and of course, Winnie the Pooh himself. Perfect for the child who is reading independently and ready for a greater challenge, Winnie the Pooh offers sweet stories and engaging plots.

These books are classics for a reason: they're good! What are your favorite animal classics? Why not read one to your child tonight?