“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” – Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
The days are long and bright, and summer is in full swing! This time of year always reminds me of this wonderful quote from The Wind in the Willows – the image of rowboats and picnics, and lazing your way down a babbling river. It got me thinking about all my other favourite books where animals take centre stage! Those books where the animals tell their own story, and you are drawn into their wonderous world. With such memorable characters as Wilbur and Charlotte, Stuart or that mischievous Mr Fox, it didn’t tell me long to pull together this list of 21 chapter books – perfect for independent readers or read-alouds!
Which ones are your favourites?
I hope you enjoy this list! Do let me know which animals stories your little bookworms are loving! Drop a comment below, or come chat with me on Instagram and Facebook!
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