Animal Friends Gift Basket

Give the gift of reading with our Animal Friends Gift Basket

Snuggling up with a baby to read aloud is a lovely thing to do and it also helps little ones to develop language and early literacy skills.

Our Animal Friends Gift Basket is the perfect new baby gift, baby shower gift or birthday gift for a beloved grandchild, niece or nephew or friend.

From their earliest days, children love books about animals and our gift basket includes a selection of the very best animal books for kids.

The Animal Friends Gift Basket includes:

  • 7 books for babies chosen by a mum and teacher to encourage a love of stories and reading;
  • Reading Magic, a book for parents about the benefits of reading aloud;
  • a super-cute Jellycat soft toy for little hands to hold at story time;
  • a gorgeous, sturdy basket to keep books tidy and easily available to little ones;


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Our Animal Friends Gift Basket is perfect for babies and for little ones up to the age of four.

It’s the perfect new baby gift, baby shower gift or birthday gift for a beloved grandchild or friend.

The books in our Animal Friends Gift Basket have been carefully chosen to enhance the development of young brains by providing a variety of listening experiences. The emphasis is on the rhyme and rhythmic language which babies and small children love so much and which is so important for stimulating their love of language and their awareness of how language works.

Keep your basket of animal books close at hand to allow easy access to the books for little ones and to encourage impromptu read-aloud sessions.

Our Animal Friends Gift Basket contains the following books:

  • Reading Magic: Mem Fox's classic book for parents about the many benefits of reading aloud to little ones;
  • Dear Zoo: a lift-the-flap book about all the animals the zoo sends in response to a child's request for a pet;
  • Mr Gumpy's Outing: Mr Gumpy goes for a ride in his boat but the animals all want to come too;
  • We're Going on a Bear Hunt: a classic, rhyming story about a family's adventure as they hunt for bears;
  • Hello Baby! Mem Fox's playful, rhyming book with beautiful illustrations of a variety of animals;
  • Animals Everywhere: the activities of forest animals are explored in rhyming text;
  • Baby's Very First Touchy-Feely Animals Book: a bright and colourful book for 0-2-year-olds;

Please note that the book cover images shown here may differ to those in the basket depending on the print edition.

A deliciously soft Jellycat toy is great for little hands to hold while listening to the stories.

The beautiful, sturdy basket is designed to store the books so that they can be kept tidy and close at hand.

Our beautiful baskets and liners are made especially for The Book Basket Company to our specifications and are sturdy enough to stand up to a bit of less-than-gentle handling from little ones:
Basket: white-painted cane
Basket liner: 100% cotton
Jellycat toy: polyester fibres, plastic pellets

Our gift baskets are shrink-wrapped to prevent the books moving around in transit. Each gift basket is protected by a layer of biodegradable, eco-friendly fill inside its shipping box:
Basket (empty): 23cm x 23cm x 14cm (height)
Basket (with books): 23cm x 23cm x 24cm (height)
Basket boxed for delivery: 30cm x 30cm x 30cm

Your Animal Friends Gift Basket is designed to stand up to normal wear-and-tear and to handling by young children:
Basket: wipe gently with a damp cloth.
Liner: wash gently in cold water, if needed. Line dry. Do not tumble dry as the cotton will shrink.
Jellycat toy: spot clean with a damp cloth to remove any marks. Can be hand-washed.
Books: board books are designed to be handled by babies and small children and we encourage this as it's an important part of how little ones get to know and love books. Yes, the books are likely to become a bit worn but we think that's OK.

We are sure you and the little bookworm in your life will love your Animal Friends Gift Basket but if for any reason you don't please don't worry. You can return your gift basket, no questions asked, and we'll give you a full refund, including postage.