I find that sometimes sensitive children can find animal stories with complex themes, easier to read or listen to. Having the story one step removed, can somehow make it less real and less worrying. Animals also make engaging and funny heroes, particularly for younger children, with plenty of room for poo jokes and playful illustrations.
We’ve put together a list of the best children’s books about animals, as chosen by our readers! Each of these animal books is loved by kids, who have read and reviewed them here on Toppsta.
Whatever age your animal lover is, there's something for everyone in this list.
And for more animal fun, check out our list of the best horse books for kids too.