What are the best flipbooks for toddlers? Because toddlers often do not yet understand all the words, visual input is essential to understand a story. Read on for our top recommendations…

Best flip books of all time

We start our recommendations with the top 10 best Flap & Flip Books For Toddlers of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

The Best Flap Books & Flip Books For ToddlersAuthor
Dear ZooRod Campbell
Do Crocs Kiss? Salina Yoon
I Say, You Say Opposites! Tad Carpenter
Peek-a Zoo!Nina Laden
Tuck Me In!Dean Hacohen 
Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?Susan A. Shea
Out of Sight Pittau & Gervais
Where Is Baby’s Belly Button?Karen Katz
Gossie & Friends: Gossie Plays Hide and Seek Olivier Dunrea
Animal Spots and StripesBritta Teckentrup

The updated top 10 list: the best flipbooks for toddlers

Our #1 pick: Dear Zoo

This amazing book has been around for almost forty years, and it still manages to captivate the attention of young readers. Let your child or grandchild discover all the animals that live in the zoo.

Peek-a Who? (Lift the Flap Books, Interactive Books for Kids, Interactive Read Aloud Books)

Simple rhymes and beautiful pictures will motivate a child to find out what is behind the small cut-out windows that don’t show everything.

Little Green Frog Chunky Lift-a-Flap Board Book (Babies Love)

This book will help your child discover the pond world both inside and out. Animals that live in or on the water are addressed and accompanied with lovely pictures. This book also teaches a child on how to develop its fine motor skills by learning to lift the flaps of each page.

Lift-the-Flap Tab: Trucks (Lift-the-Flap Tab Books)

This book is recommended for any small child that likes trucks. It shows different types of trucks, what they do, and what happens inside each one of them.

Elmo’s Big Lift-and-Look Book (Sesame Street)

Young children learn about the basics in a fun way. They see letters, numbers, and shapes, and they will recognize the Sesame Street characters on all of the big flaps inside this book. We like this book, because it is pretty sturdy, so it will be in your family for a long time.

Oh Dear!: A Farm Lift-the-Flap Book (Dear Zoo & Friends)

This is a similar book to our number one on this list, but now it’s not about the zoo, but about the farm. Your child will find out what animals live on a farm, and where, for example, eggs come from.

Open the Barn Door (A Chunky Book(R))

This is also a book about a farm, and not only the type of animals that live there are mentioned, but also the sounds they make. This is the ideal book before visiting a (hobby) farm with your child or grandchild.

Friends at the Firehouse: Double Booked: 35 lift-the-flaps inside! (Firefighter Board Books; Firetruck Books for Toddlers) 

The whole firehouse is turned upside down to find a lost puppy that is hiding inside. Any child that likes fire trucks or fire fighters will be captivated by the fire house in which they live or park their truck.

Lift the Flap: Fairy Tales (Can You Find Me?)

Each flap reveals a fairy tale character, and the illustrations will motivate the child to keep on opening the flaps. The end of the book shows all of characters.

Plant & Grow (John Deere Lift-A-Flap Board Book)

This book is not about the animals on a farm, but about the food production side of it. Of course, John Deere plays a key role in maintaining the farm. We like ‘Plant & Grow’, because it could stimulate a future in farming with the help of good quality machines.

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