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Books in the series: Awesome Animals

Llama Drama - In It To Win It!

Llama Drama - In It To Win It!

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2013

The seventh animal in the hilarious AWESOME ANIMALS series - awesome adventures with the wildest wildlife. Watch out for Larry the drama-loving llama in the next instalment of the wonderful AWESOME ANIMALS series.

Koala Calamity - Surf's Up!

Koala Calamity - Surf's Up!

Author: Jonathan Meres Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2013

The fifth animal in the hilarious AWESOME ANIMALS series - awesome adventures with the wildest wildlife. From the author of the hilarious WORLD OF NORM series comes the second crazy koala caper. Dude, Bro and Squirt are pros at doing...nothing. They can do nothing all day long - nothing but munch on their favourite treat, lie in the sunshine and think about moving. Their little sister, baby Squeak, is not quite so good at doing nothing. In fact she's got more energy than her brothers know what to do with! She's so lively that when the boys lose track of her they soon discover she's no longer in the tree tops...she's heading for the beach! Can they find Lil before the dingos do? What if she's swept off to sea? Or is little Lil a bit more like her brothers than they thought? Find out in a brand new KOALA CALAMITY!

Penguin Pandemonium - Christmas Crackers

Penguin Pandemonium - Christmas Crackers

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2013

The fourth hilarious story about the irrepressible penguins of City Zoo, from award-winning author Jeanne Willis. An Awesome Animals title - meet the world's funniest animals! It's Christmas time at City Zoo! When Santa visits City Zoo, Rory and his penguin pals decide to celebrate. They build a snow penguin, decorate a tree and go on a magical sleigh ride. But they soon learn that the best thing about Christmas is sharing it with the penguins you love.

Otter Chaos - The Dam Busters

Otter Chaos - The Dam Busters

Author: Michael Broad Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

From the award-winning author of Space Mutts comes the second otterly chaotic title! Part of the Awesome Animals range - the funniest fiction staring the wildest wildlife! There's a new family on the river... the beavers. And they're ruining everything for the Otters. The beavers' big fat dam has blocked up the river and worse... it's stopped their supply of delicious crayfish! Something must be done! It seems like things can't get any worse for our otters until they discover a mountain lion has also moved in. Can the riverside families overcome their differences to scare off this hungry-looking foe?

Koala Calamity - Surf's Up!

Koala Calamity - Surf's Up!

Author: Jonathan Meres Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

The fifth animal in the hilarious AWESOME ANIMALS series - awesome adventures with the wildest wildlife. From the author of the hilarious WORLD OF NORM series comes the second crazy koala caper. Dude, Bro and Squirt are pros at doing...nothing. They can do nothing all day long - nothing but munch on their favourite treat, lie in the sunshine and think about moving. Their little sister, baby Squeak, is not quite so good at doing nothing. In fact she's got more energy than her brothers know what to do with! She's so lively that when the boys lose track of her they soon discover she's no longer in the tree tops...she's heading for the beach! Can they find Lil before the dingos do? What if she's swept off to sea? Or is little Lil a bit more like her brothers than they thought? Find out in a brand new KOALA CALAMITY!

Penguin Pandemonium - The Wild Beast

Penguin Pandemonium - The Wild Beast

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2013

The third of the award-winning Penguin Pandemonium books. Part of the Awesome Animals series - the funniest fiction, starring the wildest wildlife, from prize winning authors. Rory and his pals have got their flippers in a flap! The swimming, singing, snowboarding penguins of City Zoo have got competition. There's a new arrival at the zoo and he's stealing all the limelight! But is Frosty the polar bear cub friend or foe?

Llama Drama

Llama Drama

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2013

The seventh animal in the hilarious AWESOME ANIMALS series - awesome adventures with the wildest wildlife. It's a HUGE surprise when Farmer Palmer chooses Lewie the llama to guard his new lambs. It's the most important job on the farm and everyone thought he'd pick the biggest strongest, loudest llama. Lewie is the best at singing and dancing but is he a match for a cunning coyote?

Otter Chaos!

Otter Chaos!

Author: Michael Broad Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2013

The sixth animal in the hilarious AWESOME ANIMALS series - awesome adventures with the wildest wildlife. The otterly bonkers Brown family are HUGELY excited, as today's the day they move to their new home. But when they get there they find the beastly Black family have got there first! This riverbank ain't big enough for the both of them, so there's only one thing for it: war. Well, not REAL war. Otters are more into playing than fighting, so instead they decide to hold a giant sports day - and may the best otters win! Whether that's the Browns or the Blacks, only time will tell, but one thing's for sure, it's bound to be OTTER CHAOS!

Koala Calamity

Koala Calamity

Author: Jonathan Meres Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2013

The fifth animal in the hilarious AWESOME ANIMALS series - awesome adventures with the wildest wildlife. From the author of the hilarious WORLD OF NORM series comes the first of two crazy koala capers. You might think that koalas are boring, just because all they do is eat eucalyptus leaves and sleep. For 19 hours a day. But you'd be wrong. They're not boring. They're just LAZY. They're chilling, basically, kicking back and catching some rays in the treetops, and staying out of trouble. At least, that's what our cool koala buddies Dude and Bro, and little brother Squirt WERE doing, till one day they wake up to find they've missed their transfer from the koala sanctuary to the zoo across town, and will now have to find their own way there before Mum and Dad find out they're missing. Can they make it across town in their stolen zoo buggy or will the day end in one great big koala calamity?

Panda Panic - Running Wild

Panda Panic - Running Wild

Author: Jamie Rix Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2012

The second hilarious Panda Panic story in the fantastic AWESOME ANIMALS series - awesome adventures with the wildest wildlife, from award-winning authors. Ping the panda lives with his mum and twin sister on the Wolong nature reserve in China. Although his name means 'peaceful' he's anything but! Ping craves adventure and excitement but unfortunately he is a panda... and pandas do pretty much nothing except eat bamboo. But when Ping gets swept off down the river, he at last finds the adventure he's been waiting for. Will Ping and his new friend Little Bear enjoy their freedom, or will the shadows, and the bandits, and the lurking snow leopards have them running for home-sweet-home?

Raccoon Rampage - The Raid

Raccoon Rampage - The Raid

Author: Andrew Cope Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2012

From the award-winning author of the Spy Dog series comes a wildly funny tale in HarperCollins' Awesome Animals series - the funniest fiction, starring the wildest of wildlife from leading authors. The Hole-in-the-Tree gang are not happy when they find another group of raccoons raiding their favourite food stores. The town isn't big enough for the both of them but can Quickpaw Cassidy and friends come up with a plan to drive the raiders out? A brilliant adventure packed with laugh-out-loud-action.

Panda Panic

Panda Panic

Author: Jamie Rix Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

It's time for Ping the panda cub to meet his public in this hilarious adventure by award-winning author, Jamie Rix One of the fantastic titles in the AWESOME ANIMALS series - awesome adventures with the wildest wildlife, from award-winning authors. Ping the panda lives with his mum and twin sister An on the Wolong nature reserve in China. Although his name means 'peaceful' in Chinese, he's anything but! Ping craves adventure and excitement but unfortunately he is a panda... and pandas do pretty much nothing except eat bamboo for around 14 hours a day and poo up to 40 times a day. So when Ping overhears one of the reserve rangers talking about plans to send a panda to London Zoo as part of an exchange programme, he knows this is his big chance! But how can he make sure he gets selected for the programme? Will Ping be able to swap his boring life on the reserve for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure on the other side of the world, or is he destined to a life of eating, and pooing, bamboo? Nothing's black and white in this laugh-out-loud Awesome Animal adventure!

Raccoon Rampage

Raccoon Rampage

Author: Andrew Cope Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2012

From the award-winning author of the Spy Dog series comes a wildly funny tale in HarperCollins' Awesome Animals series - the funniest fiction, starring the wildest of wildlife from leading authors. The Hole-in-the-Tree gang, led by Quickpaw Cassidy and The Sunshine Cub, is the most daring group of raccoons in town. But when these cheeky chancers carry out the biggest, boldest heist of their lives, they push the neighbourhood too far. The heat is on and the gang goes on the run in a wild adventure that ultimately teaches them that there's no place like home.

Meerkat Madness Flying High

Meerkat Madness Flying High

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2012

The first animal in the hilarious Awesome Animals series - awesome adventures with the wildest wildlife. The third Meerkat Madness book in the hilarious Awesome Animals series - awesome adventures with the wildest wildlife. The Really Mad Mob is expanding! With new faces joining familiar ones in Far Burrow, the thrill-seeking meerkat pups have more exciting adventures ahead of them. Join Uncle Fearless and the intrepid pups in a brand new, sky-high Kalahari escapade! More hilarious adventures from the creator of Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs.

Penguin Pandemonium

Penguin Pandemonium

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2012

An unforgettably funny, animal adventure story about a little bird with big dreams from award-winning author Jeanne Willis. One of the fantastic titles in the brand new Awesome Animals series - the funniest fiction, starring the wildest wildlife, from prize winning authors. Rory the rockhopper penguin loves showing off, but with few visitors to the zoo, life has become a little dull. If things don't improve the zoo might have to close. So when the keepers install PENGUINCAM Rory grabs his chance with both flippers, organising a dazzling penguin talent show to pull in the crowds...

More Meerkat Madness

More Meerkat Madness

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2011

The meerkats are back in the hilarious Awesome Animals series - awesome adventures with the wildest wildlife. Wup! Wup! Wup! Action stations! The Really Mad Mob of meerkats is on the move again in another animal antics adventure... Mimi, Skeema and Little Dream are unhappy when Uncle invites a fluffy, stranger to join the Really Mad mob. So when Little Dream dreams that their missing mama is calling him, the kits set off to search for her. But a lost lion cub has other plans for them... Join the meerkat kits on a crazy adventure across the Kalahari desert, from the creator of Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs.

Meerkat Madness

Meerkat Madness

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2011

The first book in the hilarious Awesome Animals series - awesome adventures with the wildest wildlife. Told in Ian Whybrow's unique style, this hilarious animal adventure starring ever-popular meerkats is a funny, fast-paced, sure-fire hit. Meerkat Madness is the story of a burrow of meerkat pups and their eccentric babysitter, Uncle Fearless who once travelled to the Blah-Blah camp at the edge of the desert. Truth be told, Uncle is a bit of a show-off but the pups love his colourful stories even if they don't really believe them. But then they find a mysterious object buried in the sand and it isn't long before they are caught up in a daring adventure of their own! A hilarious story about ever-endearing meerkats from the creator of Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs.

Revolting Reptiles and Awful Amphibians

Revolting Reptiles and Awful Amphibians

Author: Lynn Huggins-Cooper Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/08/2008

Discover the horrid habits and bizarre behaviour of strange, revolting creatures. Packed with foul facts about the slimiest, biggest, most unusual animals in the world, this highly visual series will engage the most reluctant of readers.

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