I usually stay away from animal books, mostly because they have the tendency to leave me in a weepy mess on the floor by the time I'm finished with them. I can't completely resist them though. Who can? :D My favorites would have to be The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford and Wesley the Owl by Stacy O'Brien. I actually reviewed that here on this blog. I also love the Bunnicula series, and this brings me to my favorite dog...and cat. Harold and Chester. Their brilliant. :D Go check 'em out if you haven't already. Even if your not a little kid anymore.