Books for baby to drool over

Designed for interactive fun, cloth books are the perfect way to let babies explore the world on their own terms, with little hands – and mouths! Here are some great picks for cloth books that are drool-proof, chewable and generally washable. They also make great gifts for baby showers, birthdays and holidays.

Alphabet Zoo Unfolding Activity Book

By SkipHop

Open up a wonderland of animals and activities! Baby’s first book unfolds to become a fun-filled play center with five friendly animals all in a row. Each animal has its own initial, and loads of tactile activities will keep baby entertained and engaged.

Good Night, Teddy

by Francesca Ferri (Illustrator)

Comes with a miniature, pajama-clad teddy bear attached to the spine by a ribbon to avoid getting lost. Illustrations show charming scenes, each with a little pocket where Teddy can be inserted as part of the new picture. Comes packaged in a clear plastic carrying case.

Are You My Mother?

By P.D. Eastman (author)

When Baby Bird hatches from his egg, his mother is off looking for food. What’s a bird to do? Go find his mother, of course! So begins Baby Bird’s hilarious, and at times very touching, hunt for his mother. Soft and snuggly pages, complete with an adorable plush baby bird, let children interact with each wonderful character our little hero meets as he asks again and again, “Are you my mother?”

Sleepy Bunny

by Golden Books (Author)

Sleepy Bunny is a deluxe cloth book perfect for bedtime. Soft enough for snuggling up to after reading, children move the plush bunny from page to page as they read about bunny getting ready for bed. Packaged in a sturdy gift box all ready for gift wrapping.

Peek-a-Boo Forest

by Lamaze

A fun, crinkly plush owl greets babies on the cover and kicks off a parade of forest animals. Each page features a fun peek-a-boo flap and stimulating bright colors.

Fluffy Chick and Friends

by Roger Priddy (Author)

Ideal for babies and toddlers, every page of this cloth book features familiar farmyard animals with fun, rhyming text and various touch-and-feel textures. The cover rustles and is washable.

Giraffe and Friends: A Soft and Fuzzy Book for Baby

by Rettore

The soft, fuzzy cover and cloth pages of this book are a feast for baby’s senses. Babies learn to identify a smiling giraffe, a happy bumble bee, a crocodile, fox and other animals. The pages crinkle and the entire book gently rattles when shaken.