Baby Bundles: Zoo

For an overview of the Baby Bundles early literacy kits, please visit the original post. The cost listed is the list price of each item, regardless of whether or not we got it on sale/discount. The activity sheets amount was calculated by cost of binder clip + lamination sheets.

Itemized List

  • Tote Bag ($6.89) — 4Imprint
  • My Heart Is Like a Zoo ($7.99) — Baker & Taylor
  • Peek-a-Boo Zoo by Joyce Wan ($6.99) — Baker & Taylor
  • Melissa and Doug Jungle Friends Jumbo Knob Puzzle ($9.99) — Amazon
  • Activity Sheets ($2.55) — created in-house

Total Cost: $34.41

Confession time: I actually started with toys while I was creating Baby Bundles. Since baby/toddler toys are a relatively small market compared with children’s toys, it seemed like I should get a list of toys that were appropriate for circulation before I picked out themes. Luckily, the toys lent themselves to natural themes and I still have a list of toys that I may use for future kits!

One of the biggest requests from patrons is if we circulate puzzles. (We don’t on their own.) So naturally, I wanted to have a puzzle toy available in the Baby Bundles, like I do in Book Bundles and Parenting Packs. The large knobs from the Melissa and Doug My First series were perfect for this kit.

Two great zoo books in both My Heart Is Like a Zoo and Peek-a-Boo Zoo. My Heart Is Like a Zoo has such a great rhyming scheme and it works very well for both babies and toddlers. And Peek-a-Boo Zoo is part of a great series.


It’s been ten months since the Baby Bundles debuted and this Bundle has circulated seventeen times.

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