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The first information book to win a UKLA Book Award, this proved a magnet for young readers with its witty and characterful text and illustrations illuminating the more unusual animals that could suffer from our ignorance
Winner of the UKLA 2018 Book Award 7-11
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.
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.
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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
|Publication date:||6th April 2017|
|Publisher:||David Fickling Books|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Reviewed by Children|
|Other Categories:||All Shortlists and Winners, UKLA 2018|
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.More About Martin Brown