After a night at the library, stuffed animals help kids read

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(CNN)A baby seal, a giraffe and a teddy bear walk into a library ...

No, this isn't the start of another corny dad joke. It's the latest way to encourage kids to read.
You can't help but "awww" at the images: An adorable stuffed puppy peruses the picture book section while a much-loved, understuffed bunny hops through the chapter books.