Lesser Spotted Animals by Martin Brown
  

Lesser Spotted Animals

Written by Martin Brown
Illustrated by

9+ readers   Fascinating Facts   7+ readers   UKLA 2018   
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Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award

In a nutshell: not your average animal book | This is no ordinary animal book, you won’t find the usual suspects in its page, no tigers, pandas, bears here. Instead be prepared to be amazed by animals you’ve never heard of, from the Cuban solenodon (one of the few mammals with a poisonous bite) to the stinky but useful zorilla, aka Africa’s pongiest predator. Martin ‘Horrible Histories illustrator’ Brown celebrates a host of animals that deserve to be better know, in a book that offers a refreshingly different approach to natural history. Each page is packed with fascinating information, cleverly laid out with frequent jokes and cartoon asides adding to the fun. At the same time, there’s a serious message about the threat to these creatures from humans, and habitat loss. ~ Andrea Reece

Reader Reviews

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  • Daniel Bisland, age 9 - 'I would like to read more books like this as this book has taught me a lot!this is the best non-fiction book I’ve ever read!'
  • Lewis Briggs, age 10 - 'This non-fiction book is written in a really interesting, humorous way, suitable for children...it's just so fantastic, I couldn't put the book down!'
  • Sue Wilsher - 'Martin Brown (well known for his Horrible Histories illustrations) has chosen a fascinaing selection of animals which you probably haven't heard of...the perfect mix of high quality information, humour and brilliant illustrations.'
  • Toby Little, age 9 - 'I really liked this book because I like animals, and this book tells you lots of things about animals I had never heard of!'
  • Matilda Scarbrow, age 8, Baring School - 'It tells you really interesting facts about animals that you have never heard of, for example the Lesser Fairy Armadillo...The illustrations are both beautiful and funny.'
  • Ross O'Gorman, age 10 - 'This is a brilliant book filled with informative and humorous facts about 21 animals that many people probably don't even know exist. I loved the colour illustrations and the funny speech bubbles.'
  • Tomasz  Hawryszczuk - 'Highly recommend to any age, boy or girl, even adults, as my mum found it funny and educational! What a fantastic book...10 out of 10 from me!'

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Synopsis

Lesser Spotted Animals by Martin Brown

Bison are banned and tigers are taboo! Say goodbye to the gnu, cheerio to the cheetah and poo poo to the panda. The world of Lesser Spotted Animals starts HERE!

Discover the brilliant beasts you never knew you needed to know anything about - from the numbat to the zorilla and everything in between. Martin Brown's wonderfully funny and fact-tastic writing, teamed with his fabulous illustrations and tummy-tickling jokes is a winning combination.

Reviews

Packed full of fun facts with plenty of icky bits, these are the tidbits of information that will see your child win their local pub quiz in future years. - Independent

5* Brilliant beasts you never knew you needed to know about The Bookbag

About the Author

Martin Brown

When Martin Brown was little he loved drawing and he loved animals, particularly lesser-known animals, so it was only a question of time before he ended up drawing them. Quite a lot of time . . .

In the meantime, he grew up, moved from Melbourne to England, and illustrated the phenomenally successful Horrible Histories series.

Now, at last, it’s time for the animals.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
60 pages

Author

Martin Brown
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Publisher

David Fickling Books

Publication date

6th October 2016

ISBN

9781910200537

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