Kids are probably fascinated by watching animals talk, which is perhaps why several children’s books, television shows, and movies have beasts as protagonists. Several authors write intriguing short animal stories for kids such as Aesop’s Fables, The Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl, The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling and the Panchatantra that have animals talking or behaving like humans. Storytelling can be used to teach children about different aspects of life. While some messages are simple and straight, others are intense and cannot be delivered directly. Science has proved that using animals enables writers to tell a powerful story while maintaining the emotional distance (1). MomJunction brings to you a list of 25 short animal stories that children would love to hear. What’s best, these stories about animals come with a moral lesson too!