We love board books that introduce children to animals. My daughter's first board book was about farm animals and while we enjoyed reading it, I always looked for board books with Indian names or themes in them. My First Animal Friends Book by Suvi Naidoo is perfect because it introduces our children to animals that we see all around us everyday. We love the names of the animals - Lucky the dog, Noorie the cat, Raja the rabbit, Sunny the snail, and many others. We really like the simple diversity of the scenes and the settings. For instance, we see pigeons cooing at the window or a lamb jumping in the lawn. This book could be set in India or in another country! We think that children need to get a sense of different places and cultures from a book, which makes this a perfect board book that gently and happily introduces children to the world of animals.