There are a wide number of characters in literature. True, you have children to adults. But you also have various fantasy and mythology characters- meaning humans, who have powers (as in demigods, wizards, elves, witches, fairies, and hobbits). Well, for the animals—-might have to just say the character’s names.
Animals-Creatures-Beasts (going to include mine)
- Fairy Frogs
- The Beavers
Based on this, you can tell that animals do talk in certain fantasy books. One of the fun and wonders of Narnia. Look at the Wizarding World—–there are many delights there when it comes to Owls and other beasts and creatures. I could have included other kinds of characters on that list, but could have taken a while.