Remarkable Animals by Tony Meeuwissen

Remarkable Animals

Written by Tony Meeuwissen
Illustrated by Tony Meeuwissen

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February 2015 Book of the Month

Beautiful illustrations make this witty book of ‘heads, bodies and legs’ a delight. What starts as a Platypus can be swiftly altered into a ‘Tratypus’ or a ‘Tratysh’ while a regular Opossum with its sweet young on its back can become and unlikely-looking Gotossum with a remarkably green face! The extensive number of choices that can be created makes this a very satisfying book.

As you can see from the photo our young reviewer, Ben, loved it.


Remarkable Animals by Tony Meeuwissen

What is a Treevipus? A fantastic creature with the head of a trunkfish, the body of a weevil and the tail of a platypus, of course! In this reissue of this popular novelty title, a host of creatures presented in humorous pictures and informative captions take on new names, and a hilarious new identity when their heads, bodies and legs are swapped around as the pages are flipped.


With a magical world to get lost in, and exotic names to relish, this fabulously inventive book will grab children of all ages. Independent

This is clever stuff, beautiful and great fun. Guardian

By far the best of recent picture books. The animals look as if they were the wild imaginings of a 16th century explorer whose brain was addled by too many years in the tropics. Mensa Quest

Great for tweaking even the most timid imagination. School Library Journal

Clever and eye-catching - 1000 fantastic combinations with outlandish descriptions. Sunday Times 5 stars

Brilliant fun, choose which flaops to lift and create brand new seriously weird animals! One of our favourites this year!!

About the Author

Tony Meeuwissen

Tony Meeuwissen has won the Victoria & Albert Museum's illustration award and uniquely scooped two gold and two silver awards from The Designers and Art Directors Association (D&AD). His portfolio spans five decades of popular art, from the covers of a score of Penguin bestsellers to a collection of Royal Mail stamps. His designs have graced the covers of Radio Times and The Sunday Times magazine and even the sleeve of a Rolling Stones album.

Tony lives in Stroud, Gloucestershire.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

8th January 2015




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