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Top Amazing Animals Picks for #WorldAnimalDay

Top Amazing Animals Picks for #WorldAnimalDay

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On Wednesday 4 October it is World Animal Day and to celebrate this we have created a booklist of our favourite books with amazing animal characters.

Here is more information about some of our picks:

The Only Lonely Panda by Jonny Lambert

Deep in the dewy forest sits an only, lonely panda bear. “I wish I had a friend,” Panda sighs, as playful sifakas and graceful flamingos dance around him. Will he make any new friends?
Big Cat, Little Cat by Lisa Regan

Whatever big cats like to do, little cats like to do it too! Explore the world of lions, tigers, cheetahs and more.
There’s a Bear on my Chair by Ross Collins

Poor Mouse! A bear has settled in his favourite chair and it just isn’t big enough for two. Mouse tries all kinds of tactics to move the pesky Bear. Will he get him off of the chair?
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Excitement! Animals! Peril! Drama! Enter Mowgli’s world as he discovers the secrets and dangers of the jungle. Can he escape his kidnap by the Monkey-People? And will he ever be free from the prowling tiger that’s waiting to pounce?

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