Best Animals Books for 1 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 animals books for 1 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. Little Blue Truck board book

by: Alice SchertleJill McElmurry
Release date: Jul 07, 2015
Number of Pages: 30
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Beep! Beep! Beep! Meet Blue. A muddy country road is no match for this little pick up–that is, until he gets stuck while pushing a dump truck out of the muck. Luckily, Blue has made a pack of farm animal friends along his route. And they’re willing to do whatever it takes to get their pal back on the road.
With a text full of truck sounds and animal noises to read aloud, here is a rollicking homage to the power of friendship and the rewards of helping others.
 
Includes a downloadable party kit for even more fun!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

2. Little Blue Truck Lap Board Book

by: Alice SchertleJill McElmurry
Release date: Mar 03, 2015
Number of Pages: 30
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Beep! Beep! Beep! Meet Blue. A muddy country road is no match for this little pick up–that is, until he gets stuck while pushing a dump truck out of the muck. Luckily, Blue has made a pack of farm animal friends along his route. And they’re willing to whatever it takes to get their pal back on the road.
Filled with truck sounds and animals noises, here is a rollicking homage to the power of friendship and the rewards of helping others.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

3. Zen Pig: Volume 1 / Issue 1

by: Mark BrownAmy Brown
Release date: Sep 07, 2015
Number of Pages: 30
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“Care for each other
As much as yourself
And never lose sight,
That love is true wealth.”

These are the wise words of “Zen Pig” – the critically-acclaimed children’s book character that teaches children compassion, gratitude, and mindfulness in easy to understand language and is brought to life in beautiful minimalist art.

“Zen Pig” also teaches the fulfillment that comes with giving back; partnering with the non-profit Know.Think.Act. each PRINT copy sold provides 10 people access to clean water for 1 year!

Here’s what real, unpaid parents are saying about Zen Pig:
“Zen Pig is a phenomenal book. The illustrations are beautiful, and the simple, yet powerful message is even more beautiful.”
-Sean, Franklin, TN
“Zen Pig is a fun, modern approach to teaching kids life lessons.”
-Tina, Chesapeake, VA
“Such a wonderful heart-filled message that everyone (from 1 – 100) needs to hear! I absolutely love it and can’t wait to gift it to friends!
-Courtney, Nashville, TN

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Children’s Books > Animals > Pigs

4. Amos Likes to Jump

by: Margaret LowderEllen Davis
Release date: Apr 28, 2015
Number of Pages: 24
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Amos Likes to Jump is a vibrant board book for early readers. This award-winning children’s book about the lovable dog Amos teaches young ones the value of individuality, and why being “you” is the best way to be. The story, authored by Margaret Lowder, is cheerful and fun. The illustrations, by Ellen Davis, are bright and energetic – just like Amos himself! This quality board book is substantial in size, and durable enough for children of all ages. Amos Likes To Jump is the first in the Series of Amos Tales. This delightful series lets children explore the world with Amos the dog, while learning that “being me is the best way to be!” The Amos Book Co. creates beautiful, fun books for children of all ages. Our illustrations are vivid and full of energy, perfect for a child’s development. Come along with Amos as he jumps through life!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

5. God Bless My Boo Boo

by: Hannah HallSteve Whitlow
Release date: Feb 10, 2015
Number of Pages: 20
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God Bless My Boo Booáis the perfect remedy for healing little hurts with a healthy dose of love!

Even the smallest scratches, bumps, and scrapes can sometimes be traumatic for children. When simple injuries happen,áGod Bless My Boo Booáis like a warm hug that helps ease the pain. Comforting, sweet, and sometimes silly rhymes guide readers through adorable scenes of baby animals and their boo boos and remind children that God is there to help. Just like Mommy Zebra makes a scraped knee better or Mommy Walrus helps tend a toothache, real moms will be able to use this book to make their little onesÆ boo boos all better too!

A perfect gift for new parents and a great addition to every momÆs first-aid kit!

Trim Size: 7.75 x 7.75

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Children’s Books > Animals > Baby Animals

6. More Bears!

by: Kenn NesbittTroy Cummings
Release date: Nov 01, 2010
Number of Pages: 32
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Once upon a time there was a story. It was a lovely story with absolutely NO BEARS in it-not a SINGLE BEAR anywhere.

Then one day…MORE BEARS!

KENN NESBITT is possibly the funniest and most sought-after children’s poet writing today. When he’s not writing, podcasting, updating his website (poetry4kids.com), or visiting schools sharing his wacky brand of humor with kids across America, Kenn can be found cuddling his collection of stuffed bears. He seriously cannot get enough of bears. Or chickens.

TROY CUMMINGS has been drawing goofy animals pretty much nonstop since kindergarten. His illustrations have appeared in newspapers, in magazines, on websites, on frozen fish stick packages, and in hospital waiting rooms. He hibernates in Greencastle, Indiana, with his wife and cubs.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

7. Hobo and the Frisbee

by: Daniel EnglandBenjamin KongLinh England
Release date: Aug 15, 2016
Number of Pages: 48
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Little Hobo knows how to fetch a ball, but can he learn to catch a Frisbee?

This heartwarming story of perseverance will have you cheering for Hobo, and ready to take on your own challenges too!

Hobo’s other adventures are:
Hobo and the Snow
Hobo and the Garbage Truck
Hobo and the Cat
Hobo and the Christmas Tree

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

8. Who Hops?

by: Katie Davis
Release date: Sep 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 34
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Frogs hop. Rabbits hop. Cows hop. . . . Cows hop? Do you know who hops?
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Children’s Books > Animals

9. Busy Chickens (A Busy Book)

by: John SchindelSteven Holt
Release date: Mar 01, 2009
Number of Pages: 20
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Hens, roosters, and chicks take center stage in the latest addition to the Busy Book series. Through gorgeous color photographs children will recognize chickens–both familiar and spectacularly fancy–busy performing actions like squawking, perching, leaping, and more.Reviews“Those who don’t love chickens need not apply. This full color photographic board book is all about barnyard birds in action: “cheeping,” and “leaping”; “caring” for their eggs; as well as chickens with elaborate mohawks and an interest in taking naps. For those who wish to move beyond the coop, a series of other “Busy” beasts are available.” —Publishers Weekly
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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

10. Nate and the Horseshoe Crabs

by: Nathaniel NewtonNathaniel Newton
Release date: Mar 11, 2014
Number of Pages: 30
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Nate saves the day!      Maybe?     
While out fishing one day, a puffin bird named Nate along with his friends discover thousands of struggling horseshoe crabs covering the shoreline. Nate wants to rescue each and every one of them but, Nate’s friends are fearful of horseshoe crabs. What will Nate’s friends do? Will they just close their eyes and hope they disappear? Will they overcome their fear?

Simple colorful illustrations flows through a medley of bright backgrounds and the cutest little birds. This heartwarming, delightful tale speaks to the importance of teamwork, empathy & kindness.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

11. Hush Little Ones

by: John Butler
Release date: Apr 29, 2004
Number of Pages: 12
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Join baby animals from all over the world as they go to sleep at night. Each spread features a tender scene with a mother and her offspring in their natural environments.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Sleep

12. Baby’s First Animals (Baby’s First)

by: Hinkler Books
Release date: Aug 01, 2010
Number of Pages: 12
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Little ones will love these brightly colored, padded board books. This appealing series of eight colorful board books presents simple concepts for babies and toddlers. Bold and bright photographs coupled with identifying words will spark object recognition and encourage language skills. Young children will delight in the bright images while getting a head start on learning. Every child is fascinated by animals. Here are vivid photographs of animals found on the farm, in the zoo, and around the neighborhood. Ages newborn-3.
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Children’s Books > Animals

13. Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for Bed?

by: Barney SaltzbergBarney Saltzberg
Release date: Feb 27, 2007
Number of Pages: 26
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“A cheery piglet calls out affirmatives to a series of bedtime queries. . . . But the brightly colored pictures tell a different story. – KIRKUS REVIEWS

It’s time for bed, and Cornelius P. Mud knows what that means — putting his toys away, brushing his teeth, putting his pajamas on, all the things we do every night. Right? Wrong! Bedtime at Cornelius’s house is no ordinary event. Whether it’s stuffing toys in the fridge or playing rodeo in the bathroom, this plucky piggy has his own ideas. So no, Cornelius isn’t quite ready for bed — he’s having too much fun!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Pigs

14. I Love You as Big as the World

by: David Van BurenTim Warnes
Release date: Feb 04, 2013
Number of Pages: 24
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Big Bear and Little Bear love each other so much that their love stretches high up into the mountains. It is big enough to fill the whole wide world. A lovely chunky board book version of a Little Tiger Press favourite. With sturdy pages that are easy for little hands to turn and toddler-tough enough to survive being read again and again, I Love You So Much is a beautiful, gentle story that’s perfect for bedtime reading. Snuggle up together and find our just how much Big Bear and Little Bear love each other. The gorgeous illustrations by Tim Warnes will make this a favourite bedtime or quiet time read for you both.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

15. The Lion Inside: Board Book

by: Jim Field
Release date: Feb 09, 2017
Number of Pages: 30
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From the Roald-Dahl-Funny-Prize winning artist behind smash hit, Oi Frog! comes a feelgood story about one little mouse trying to make himself heard and discovering along the way that even the smallest of us has the heart of a lion. The Lion Inside has taken the bookshops by storm, and, with bright, bold artwork and rhyming text from Rachel Bright, this chunky board book edition is perfect for even the littlest of fans. This stylish book from two contemporary stars really is something to shout about – it will make you laugh, cry and read it every bedtime.
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Children’s Books > Animals

16. 3D Theater: Oceans

by: Kathryn JewittFiametta Dogi
Release date: Oct 25, 2011
Number of Pages: 20
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Learn all about the ocean in this 3D pop-up book! 3D Theatre: Oceans – by Kathryn Jewitt, illustrated by Fiametta Dogi – uses stunning pop-up 3D scenes to take the reader into the very heart of the seas. Whether it’s exploring a coral reef, meeting all the creatures that inhabit a rock pool, travelling down from the surface to the different ocean zones or discovering a shipwreck and its fabulous treasure, this enticing book will enthrall children and parents alike. Backed up with fascinating reference spreads, this is a book to enchant.

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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature > Oceans & Seas

17. Jetpack Giraffe Around the World

by: David CunliffeTiffany Cunliffe
Release date: Apr 28, 2016
Number of Pages: 28
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A curious and inventive young giraffe builds a jetpack to explore the world. His adventures take him to some of the world’s most famous locations, including the Pyramids of Egypt, the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower and more.
This rhyming adventure will capture the imaginations of children while they learn about these world famous sites.

*Please note that some pages have been slightly modified from the print version to fit the Kindle screen format.

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Children’s Books > Animals

18. AN Exhilaration of Wings: The Literature of Birdwatching

by: Jennifer Hill
Release date: Oct 11, 1999
Number of Pages: 288
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Birdwatching as we know it emerged sometime in the late eighteenth century, and a lively literature about birds and bird behavior positively erupted in the decades that followed. In An Exhilaration of Wings, Jen Hill has for the first time gathered together the most vital and engaging of these writings, which, while historically specific, are timeless in their evocation of what the passion for birds is all about.

As Hill remarks in her introduction, birdwatching is “an experience of the ears and intellect as much as it is of the eye,” all of which comes across clearly in the instructive, revealing, and beautifully written excerpts she has culled for this book. Over seventy-five writers, famous and unknown–from John Muir, John James Audubon, and William Wordsworth to the largely forgotten ornithologists Florence Merriam and Olive Thorne Miller and the English country poet John Clare–share their infectious observations about bird song, migration, nests, raptors, sea birds, hummingbirds, and much more. The entries are by turns practical, lyrical, humorous, literary, scientific–on occasion even mystical–as they illuminate the magical and occasionally unexpected ways in which birding connects us both to the history of the natural world and to that of human experience. This charming compendium is certain to delight birdwatchers and natural history lovers alike.

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Biographies & Memoirs

19. If You Were Born a Kitten

by: Marion Dane BauerJo El McAllister-Stammen
Release date: Oct 01, 1997
Number of Pages: 32
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Twelve kinds of animal babies swim, snuggle, slither, and scoot through this enchanting picture book that celebrates the miracle of birth, the magic of childhood, and you…the most precious baby of all.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Cats

20. Louis Lion Sings Good Night: Baby Loves Jazz

by: Andy Blackman HurwitzAndrew Cunningham
Release date: Apr 19, 2007
Number of Pages: 16
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Louis Lion comes home after a long day and goes through his bedtime routine with his family. They eat dinner, the kids take a bath, read stories, and brush their teeth. Then Louis sings good night to all. The CD will feature lullabies, with a twist of fun!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Lions, Tigers & Leopards

21. Bird, Fly High

by: Petr HoracekPetr Horacek
Release date: May 10, 2005
Number of Pages: 16
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Vibrant artwork and a quick, compelling story will entrance little readers of this die-cut novelty book from an award-winning author and illustrator.

With his trademark glowing hues, simple shapes, and clever die-cut designs, the innovative Petr Horácek creates a new animal tale perfect for preschoolers. BIRD, FLY HIGH follows a brilliantly colored feathered friend as she hops, flaps, pecks, tugs, and flies away, quick, quick, quick.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

22. Brown Rabbit’s Shape Book (Little Rabbit Books (Prebound))

by: Alan Baker
Release date: Sep 01, 1999
Number of Pages: 20
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Brown Rabbit nudges open a square gift box and finds five balloons which take on all sorts of shapes. Toddlers will have fun and learn with these concept books, warmly illustrated with meticulous detail by Alan Baker.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Rabbits

23. Color Bears

by: Judy Palaferro
Release date: Apr 01, 2010
Number of Pages: 26
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Winner of the Silver Moonbeams Board Book Award 2011
Whimsical designs, adorable bears in candy-colored hues, and visually stimulating black-and-white pages highlight the simple text of Color Bears to bring delight to toddlers and infants. Created with advice from early education experts, this wonderful gift book introduces perception concepts and language with high-concept art in a style well suited to fashion-forward boutiques and buyers.
This fun-loving cardboard book bursting with bears will engage any toddler at first glance. The vibrant art serves as a graphic way to explore color and shape while the high-contrast illustrations are perfect for newborns trying to focus their small eyes. Color Bears also introduces animals to young readers in a variety of captivating landscapes.
Each page intersperses an enchanting bear character with patterned black-and-white illustrations, including a red building bear, a pink cupcake bear, and more! Simple, rhythmic text nourishes beginning readers with descriptive words for color, texture, and shape.
Color Bears displays Judy Palaferro’s beautiful sense of bright and pleasing aesthetics and her love for animals, imagination, and children’s art.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

24. CROAKERSVILLE

by: Lisa Geeze
Release date: Sep 23, 2014
Number of Pages: 26
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Do you like frogs? Jacob didn’t just like frogs, he loved them! Their croaking was music to his ears; sounds he so loved to hear. But summer came, and it seemed to send the frogs away since there was no more rain. Croakersville, their pond, got smaller and smaller. Find out if the rain will come again another day, so the frogs and Jacob can play.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Frogs & Toads

25. Petey the One-Eyed Rat: A Story for Animal Lovers of All Ages

by: Kim Lampson ReiffLynn Rosskamp
Release date: Mar 30, 2016
Number of Pages: 268
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When Petey is born, he is a normal, healthy rat with two round, dark ruby eyes. Life is good, and he is happy. Then, things begin to change and his eyes are opened to a different side of life.

Petey and his siblings find themselves at a pet store waiting patiently for someone to adopt them. But one day, a huge fight breaks out in the rat bin, and Petey is severely injured. He’s worried about what’s going to happen to him; he certainly does not want to end up as a feeder rat. Then, through a strange twist of fate, Petey finds a new home with a loving family. It’s an adoption that changes all of their lives.

Based on true events,

Petey the One-Eyed Rat

is a tale of love, loyalty, despair, faith, and courage. It is a story of serendipity—the amazing way that paths cross unexpectedly to create powerful, unlikely connections such as the one between Kim, the psychologist, and Petey, the one-eyed rat.

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26. Animals Sing Aloha

by: Vera AritaRon Louie
Release date: Sep 15, 2009
Number of Pages: 20
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This ground-breaking book is specifically designed to begin introducing young children to phonics through a vibrantly illustrated text that can be read or sung to an original musical score by the author, Vera Arita. Its such a fun, whimsical book that kids wont even know theyre learning. As a special education teacher for over 25 years, Arita wanted to share a book that would help kids remember how to sound-out letters through repetition, visual cues, and movement. Each letter can be traced by hand. By doing so, your child will learn how to write the letter and will also remember the name and sound of the letter through his/her movement. The text, so simple and so fun, repeats the sound of the letter, and the beautiful, whimsical illustrations by Ron Louie help put a picture to the sound. But besides the learning involved, this is a fun, colorful board book just for local kids with animals, things, and places they can relate to.
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Children’s Books > Animals

27. Little Elephant Listens (Hello Genius)

by: Michael DahlOriol Vidal
Release date: Aug 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 20
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Little Elephant uses his big ears to listen to his parents.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Elephants

28. Lilly Bean and The Letter

by: Jennifer J. BellLaurette R. Hulse
Release date: Nov 05, 2015
Number of Pages: 13
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Lilly M. Bean receives a letter from her grandmother with confusing marks at the bottom. She visits all her friends in the barn to help her figure it out. In the mean time she learns things like kindness, patience, and self-control.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

29. Monkey Fun!

by: Julia DweckAida Barba Flores
Release date: Dec 12, 2013
Number of Pages: 23
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Monkey Fun! proves that you’re never too young to begin your learning adventure.
It’s a barrel of fun and chock full of interesting monkey facts written in easy to understand rhyming verse for toddlers ages 0-4.

“That’s not a monkey who’s peeling a grape.
Bigger and tailless, he must be an ape.” 
“Monkeys who live in a family group, travel together and share with their troop.”

Bold, colorful illustrations by Aida Barba Flores will capture the attention of young readers and aid in story comprehension. This is an edutaining rhyming adventure that offers fun learning resources in the back of the book including, Mrs. Dweck’s monkey facts and a monkey counting game.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Apes & Monkeys

30. Penguins

by: Liz Pichon
Release date: Feb 21, 2012
Number of Pages: 10
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If you love penguins you will love Penguins!

Penguins do the same thing every day. They swim, eat fish, sleep standing up, look at people, and look at more people. It’s an ordinary day at the zoo until a little girl drops something into the penguin pen…

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Children’s Books > Animals

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