A baby is too young to talk, but he is not too young to take his first steps in reading: sit in a lap if one is available, turn the pages, point at a picture, bark or wait until a grown up says the word for the picture. Animal books are good because animals make sounds that babies can make (arf arf, moo moo, baaa). Don’t worry if he turns 10 pages at a time. We want him to enjoy holding the book, looking at pictures and making sounds. Loving the whole experience is what it is all about.