Best Animals Books for 6 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 animals books for 6 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. Sir Sydney Dinkum

by: Martha GoldMarc ReillyPolina Ipatova
Release date: Oct 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 140
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FULL COLOR EDITION OF THE AWARD WINNING HILARIOUS CHILDREN’S ADVENTURE WITH A “COOL FACTOR THAT’S OFF THE SCALE!”  

Sir Sydney Dinkum is a story “WORTH CHEERING FOR” which is filled with “LAUGHTER & ADVENTURE.” 

The page turning tale features “masterful” and “brilliant” full color illustrations.  People of every age can appreciate the fun and charming adventures of Sydney and that folks, is guaranteed!”

THE BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATED EDITION IS ALSO AVAILABLE.

Can you imagine Crocodile Dundee as an animal? Paddington Bear in shining armor? Or Winnie the Pooh on a noble steed? Meet Sir Sydney Dinkum a rascally koala bear from the Outback of Australia who believes he can be The World’s Next Big Hero. Like Dr. Doolittle he has the super power to talk to all animals, including humans! Like Don Quixote, he believes it’s his job to right the wrongs of the world! But is this just an Impossible Dream? Can a koala really be dubbed knight? Can a little marsupial armed with a boomerang make a difference in the world? Or will Sydney make a mess of things, as usual?

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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

4. We All Went on Safari: A Counting Journey through Tanzania

by: Laurie KrebsJulia Cairns
Release date: Sep 30, 2003
Number of Pages: 32
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Everyone is invited to join Arusha, Mosi and Tumpe as they set out on a counting journey through the Tanzanian plains. Along the way, they spy all sorts of animals – including elephants, lions and monkeys – while learning to count from one to ten in both English and Kiswahili.
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Children’s Books > Geography & Cultures > Explore the World > Africa

5. What the Sleepy Animals Do at the Audubon Zoo

by: Grace MillsapsRyan MurphyJohn Clark IV
Release date: Jul 15, 2013
Number of Pages: 44
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Winner of an IPPY silver medal for picture books!

Rhinos rock out. Alligators stroll under limbo polls. Elephants pound the piano. Pelicans cater.

Ever wonder why the animals at the zoo are always so sleepy? What the Sleepy Animals Do at the Audubon Zoo will answer your questions once and for all.

When Renee asks her father why the zoo animals are snoozing all day, he dreams up an elaborate answer. At night, the monkeys steal the zookeeper’s keys, and all of the animals come out of their cages to dance, eat, and play. By the time the visitors arrive in the morning, the animals are all tuckered out. Renee doesn’t believe her father s tale, but dads have a way of being right about these things…

The manuscript was awarded Best New Orleans Children’s Book at 2012 New Orleans Children’s Book Festival.

A whimsical, fantastical tale Times Picayune/NOLA.com

This book has beautifully detailed illustrations and off-the-charts imagination. Indiegogo

It s clear these guys know NOLA and the sometimes-sleepy animals that live there, and their love for the city shines through in this sweet story. Nerdy With Children

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Children’s Books > Animals > Zoos

6. 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

7. Slinky Malinki Open the Door (Hairy Maclary and Friends)

by: Lynley Dodd
Release date: Jul 28, 2009
Number of Pages: 32
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When Slinky Malinki and Stickybeak Sid are left in the house on their own, they cause absolute mayhem by opening all the carefully shut doors in the house – and leave a trail of destruction from bathroom to bedroom to kitchen. But then Slinky Malinki opens the final door and comes face to face with his old adversary – Hairy Maclary!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

8. Rory the Dinosaur: Me and My Dad

by: Liz Climo
Release date: May 05, 2015
Number of Pages: 40
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Meet Rory, the dinosaur. He loves spending time with his dad, but today he wants to go on his own adventure and explore his island home. He can’t wait to tell his dad all about the things he can do all by himself, from crossing rivers to finding shelter from the rain. Little does Rory know, his father is never far behind. There’s nothing Rory’s dad won’t do for his intrepid son–he’ll even let him think he’s made the journey all by himself.
Comic artist Liz Climo celebrates the bond between father and child with her adorable, deceptively simple illustrations and her timeless story of a child’s quest for independence.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dinosaurs

9. Jayce

by: Calvin Reynolds
Release date: Nov 17, 2015
Number of Pages: 48
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Jayce is a courageous honeybee without a stinger. In order to save his home colony, Jayce embarks on a desperate adventure with his friends. In a race against time, they must retrieve the key element of their survival from the clutches of the diabolical wasps. During their incredible journey, Jayce discovers his inner greatness and learns the value of teamwork and friendship.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bugs & Spiders

10. Cat Says Meow: And Other Animalopoeia

by: Michael Arndt
Release date: Mar 04, 2014
Number of Pages: 36
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Dog says woof . . . pig says oink . . . cow says moo. Animals and the sounds they make are paired up in playfully compelling ways in this eye-catching illustrated gift book featuring bold colors and an engaging use of onomatopoeia. Kids and parents will delight in discovering the ways in which the letters that spell out each animal’s sound are key elements of that animal’s illustration. With so much to see and to sound out, kids will relish this unique visual and educational experience, brimming with color and letters.
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Children’s Books > Animals

11. Mr. Putter & Tabby Pick the Pears

by: Cynthia RylantArthur Howard
Release date: Sep 15, 1995
Number of Pages: 44
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It is fall and juicy things are growing in Mr. Putter’s backyard–apples, tomatoes, and pears. Mr. Putter dreams of all the juicy things he loves to eat, but most of all, he dreams of pear jelly. There’s only one problem–cranky legs keep him from climbing up to pick the pears. His ingenious solution will have young readers cheering him on.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Cats

12. Penguin on Vacation

by: Salina YoonSalina Yoon
Release date: Aug 20, 2013
Number of Pages: 34
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Penguin’s tired of the snow and cold–so he decides to go on vacation! But where should he go? And what new friends will he meet along the way?

Seasoned illustrator Salina Yoon’s spare text and bright, energetic illustrations bring this favorite character to life, ensuring that readers will be clamoring for more Penguin stories–whether they find their home in the cold or the warm.

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Children’s Books > Animals

13. Anatole

by: Eve Titus
Release date: Nov 14, 2006
Number of Pages: 40
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Anatole is a most honorable mouse. When he realizes that humans are upset by mice sampling their leftovers, he is shocked! He must provide for his beloved family–but he is determined to find a way to earn his supper. And so he heads for the tasting room at the Duvall Cheese Factory. On each cheese, he leaves a small note–“good,” “not so good,” “needs orange peel”–and signs his name. When workers at the Duvall factory find his notes in the morning, they are perplexed–but they realize that this mysterious Anatole has an exceptional palate and take his advice. Soon Duvall is making the best cheese in all of Paris! They would like to give Anatole a reward–if only they could find him…
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Children’s Books > Animals > Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs & Squirrels

14. The Amazing Flight of Little Ray

by: V.R. Duin
Release date: Sep 26, 2009
Number of Pages: 24
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Acclaimed children’s author V. R. Duin does it again in The Amazing Flight of Little Ray, a frolicking, fabulously fun, and flighty tale of what a bored stingray will do to spice up his day. Capturing the very best of rhyme and alliteration, V. R. Duin brings yet another larger than life character to the page to spark beginning readers’ imaginations. Little Ray can’t think of anything better to do today than fly the friendly skies. The only thing holding him back is the fact that he is a sea-bound stingray, which, for him, proves to be only a minor setback. When he hurls himself into the air, it will take a little luck, a little ingenuity, and some feathery help from above to return him to the cool salty waters. Thank goodness, Little Ray has a lot of gumption and even more panache; it will come in handy during this soaring adventure.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Marine Life

15. How Back-Back Got His Name (Lima Bear Stories)

by: Charles A. NeebeLen DiSalvo
Release date: Apr 30, 2007
Number of Pages: 29
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Can you imagine what it would be like to lose you back!!? Well, that is exactly what happens to Plumton, the Opossum. Lima Bear and his friends become detectives searching for this missing back. Follow them as they try new and different ways of thinking to solve the mystery. See how they band together to protect each other in times of danger! Will they ever find Plumpton s back? Follow the story to find the answer.
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Children’s Books > Animals

16. Rudy’s New Human

by: Roxanna EldenGinger Seehafer
Release date: Jan 05, 2016
Number of Pages: 32
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Life was good for Rudy the dog?until the new baby arrived . . .

Rudy loves being top dog in his family of three. When Rudy’s human parents tell him that they are having a baby, Rudy thinks the newest member of the family will be interested in the same games he likes?chewing bones, chasing cats, and playing fetch. But Rudy’s new human is not what he expected! The baby cuts into Rudy’s naptime, gets him in trouble, and, worst of all, steals the spotlight! Will Rudy ever find his place again in his family now that he’s sharing it with the new human?

Rudy’s New Human is a sweet and humorous story that helps older siblings to learn to share parents’ attention?and maybe even become friends with a new family member.

Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers?picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

17. Charlie Needs a Cloak

by: Tomie dePaolaTomie dePaola
Release date: Oct 25, 1982
Number of Pages: 32
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A shepherd shears his sheep, cards and spins the wool, weaves and dyes the cloth, and sews a beautiful new red cloak.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

18. Mr. Putter And Tabby Bake The Cake (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Mr. Putter & Tabby (Pb))

by: Cynthia RylantArthur Howard
Release date: Nov 30, 1994
Number of Pages: 44
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. With his fine cat Tabby at his side, Mr. Putter bakes a Christmas cake for his neighbor Mrs. Teaberry.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Cats

19. The View at the Zoo

by: Kathleen Long BostromGuy Francis
Release date: Apr 01, 2011
Number of Pages: 32
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In this humorous twist on a visit to the zoo, just who has the more interesting view?

As morning dawns, the zookeeper makes his rounds, exhorting the animals to wake up, comb their hair, and stand up straight. Soon their human visitors arrive, and the observations begin to flow:

My, what silly things they do, all these creatures at the zoo. Walking on all kinds of feet, dancing to an inner beat. Babies riding on their backs, on their bellies, snug in sacks. Hear the silly sounds they speak, as they howl and squawk and shriek!

But just who is talking about whom?

With a clever twist of text and bright and festive illustrations, this picture book will have children begging for a trip to the zoo. Ages 4-8.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Zoos

20. Where’s My Sweetie Pie?

by: Ed Emberley
Release date: Jan 01, 2010
Number of Pages: 14
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I’ve looked low,
I’ve looked high, but…
Where’s my sweetie pie?

Little ones will love listening and playing along with this adorable lift-the-flap book from beloved Caldecott Award-winning author/illustrator, Ed Emberley. Featuring a heart-shaped die-cut on the front cover and seven fun lift-the-flaps inside, this interactive board book shows a variety of cuddly critters hiding in all different places-but there’s no sweetie pie to be found! The anticipation of what’s hiding on the next page will keep kids guessing and giggling all the way to the surprise ending-when a double lift-the-flap reveals a heart-shaped mirror and shows who the real sweetie pie is!

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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Valentine’s Day

21. Dragon Gets By

by: Dav Pilkey
Release date: Mar 01, 1991
Number of Pages: 46
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Dragon wakes up groggy and does everything wrong all day long.
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Children’s Books > Animals

22. National Geographic Readers: Owls

by: Laura Marsh
Release date: Jul 08, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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In this level 1 reader, young readers will explore the feathery world of adorable owls. Follow these curious-looking creatures through their wooded habitats, learn how owls raise their young, hunt, and protect themselves. Beautiful photos and carefully leveled text make this book perfect for reading aloud or for independent reading. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

23. Maury C. Moose And The Forest Noel (Morgan James Kids)

by: Adam Baker
Release date: Oct 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 96
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Puns & Quirky Animal Characters
Funny pun animal names include:
  • Maury Chris Moose
  • G.R. Inchworm 
  • Simon C. Owl 
  • Stoc King Crab
  • Much more!

Childhood Whimsy + Adult Humor = Book For The Entire Family

Are you looking for a new book to enjoy with your kids? This Christmas chapter book mixes adult humor with childhood whimsy to create a story that kids and parents will love reading together. 
Why Is That Important?
A survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, found that only one in three parents read bedtime stories with their children every night, and 50 percent of parents say their children spend more time with TV or video games than with books. Maury C. Moose and The Forest Noel hopes to help reverse those statistics by providing content for the entire family to enjoy.
Kid Tested – Kickstarter Approved!
This book is brought to life thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign! Over 30 days, the project received $5,725 from 89 generous backers.
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Children’s Books > Animals

24. Peep and Egg: I’m Not Hatching

by: Laura GehlJoyce Wan
Release date: Feb 09, 2016
Number of Pages: 40
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Egg is not hatching.

No way. No how.

It is too scary out there.

Peep wants Egg to hatch so they can do fun things together, like watch the sunrise, splash in puddles, and play hide-and-seek.
But Egg is not cracking…
Joyce Wan’s bright and bold illustrations will have young chickies giggling at Laura Gehl’s reassuring tale that takes the not out of I’m not.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

25. Common House Creatures, Pests, and Irritants

by: Cathleen Trotter
Release date: Jul 05, 2016
Number of Pages: 52
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Common House Creatures, Pests, and Irritants is a children’s book by Cathleen Trotter. Ever wonder how the socks mysteriously disappear from the dryer? Or why toothpaste ends up everywhere? You just might fight the culprit here!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bugs & Spiders

26. Roscoe Riley Rules #7: Never Race a Runaway Pumpkin

by: Katherine ApplegateBrian Biggs
Release date: Aug 25, 2009
Number of Pages: 100
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Pumpkin Contest

If Roscoe guesses the weight of a giant pumpkin, he’ll be a winner! Easy, right? But a little black cat keeps trying to cross his path! Will the bad-luck kitty ruin Roscoe’s chance to win?

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Children’s Books > Animals > Cats

27. Caterpillar and Snail: Go on a BIG Adventure

by: Ellen Jenny Watkins
Release date: Nov 16, 2015
Number of Pages: 34
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(PreS – Gr 3)
Caterpillar and Snail tells the tale of what happens when we discover that no adventure is too big or too small to undertake if it’s what you’re called to do.
The underlying story of friendship serves as the backdrop for the larger message; there is much to be discovered about life and ourselves when we set out to follow our hearts — even when we don’t have all the answers or the perfect plan.
Children (baby – 8 years old) will respond to the characters’ charm and the warm, luminous hues of the pastel drawings. The discussion questions provided will allow parents and teachers to start a conversation about the story’s messages. Both will enjoy sharing the story again and again.

*A portion of the profits will go to BookSpring (BookSpring.org), a non-profit organization committed to providing reading experiences and resources to children and their families.

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Children’s Books > Animals

28. Kiss Kiss! (Classic Board Books)

by: Margaret WildBridget Strevens-Marzo
Release date: Dec 16, 2008
Number of Pages: 26
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In this board book edition of a simple and sweet picture book, Baby Hippo sets out one morning to wander through the jungle. As he passes different pairs of animal parents and babies, he hears “Kiss, kiss!” Finally, he realizes what forgot to do! He goes back the way he came to give his mama a big kiss!
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Children’s Books > Animals

29. The Bear Cub and the Ducklings: Fun Rhyming Bedtime Story – Picture Book / Beginner Reader (for ages 3-6) (Top of the Wardrobe Gang Picture 10)

by: Melinda KinsmanMelinda Kinsman
Release date: Apr 02, 2016
Number of Pages: 44
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A fun new book for young fans of “Molly Mouse and the Bear Cub”!

Molly and her best friend, Cyril the Squirrel, are waiting for baby ducklings to be born on the farm near to their homes.

Molly and Cyril rush
STRAIGHT to the FARM,
To make CERTAIN the DUCK eggs
have COME to no HARM.

This is an exciting rhyming story about a tiny but brave mouse and her friends. It is sure to become a favorite bedtime read.

Molly always wants to help others, but what happens when she and Cyril decide to defend the duck eggs by taking on a gang of weasels?

The book will help to teach your children about being kind and helpful. It will also show them why it is sometimes very good to have friends! The story and following nature notes are a great way to introduce some simple facts about ducklings to young children.

  • What do the weasels want to do with Molly and Cyril?
  • Why does a young bear cub appear on the farm?
  • What happens to the duck eggs?
  • What happens the next morning?
  • What do the other woodland animals want to ask the bear cub?


Read on to find out more…

Written in a smooth rhyming rhythm, this is a fun “read aloud” book for adults to enjoy reading to younger children. The story is brightly illustrated on every page, and the verses are short and simple enough for beginner readers to tackle.

Kids can take P.D. Monkey’s latest challenge, by seeing if they can spot the brown feather that he has hidden on every page. For extra fun and learning, a few simple Nature Notes and Duckling Puzzles are included after the story.

If you’d like to find out about how Molly and the bear cub became friends, then check out the previous book in the series, “Molly Mouse and the Bear Cub.”

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Checkout other books in this series
Book 1 – Monster Mayhem
Book 2 – The Night of the Magical Flight
Book 3 – Pirates Don’t Knit!
Book 4 – Aliens Love Astronauts
Book 5 – The Prince and his Dragon
Book 6 – Meet the Gang!
Book 7 – On the Run from Santa
Book 8 – Cyril the Squirrel and the Nut Thieves
Book 9 – Molly Mouse and the Bear Cub

=> Although the eBook version of this picture book can be read on a black and white Kindle, for the best reader experience we recommend viewing it in color.

***Please note that this particular eBook in the series is written with English spellings and terms suitable for both US and British readers. PRINT versions of the book (containing additional content) will soon be available in both US and British English options.***
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Children’s Books > Animals > Ducks & Other Waterfowl

30. Who’s a Pest?: A Homer Story

by: Crosby BonsallCrosby Bonsall
Release date: Apr 18, 1986
Number of Pages: 64
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I am not a pest!Everyone says Homer is a pest — especially his sisters, Lolly, Molly, Polly and Dolly. But Homer knows he isn’t and soon he has the chance to prove it!
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Children’s Books > Animals

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