Publication Date: 07/09/2017 ISBN: 9781407174198 Category:

The Ugly Five

Axel Scheffler, Julia Donaldson

Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: 07/09/2017 ISBN: 9781407174198 Category:




The funny and joyful picture book from the number one
bestselling author and illustrator of The Gruffalo, Stick Man
and Zog.

‘Morning had dawned on the African plain.

The lion lay grooming his glorious mane.

The kudu looked cool and the rhino looked fine.

The bright pink flamingos looked simply divine.

The zebra looked graceful; the leopard look great.
Oh what a picture of beauty – but wait!’

Who’s that singing on the savannah?

The wildebeest, warthog, vulture, hyena and marabou stork swagger
proudly across the savannah, rejoicing in their ugliness – and
delighting their babies, who think they’re perfect just the way
they are.

Inspired by the real-life Ugly Five safari animals, this gorgeous
picture book is a celebration of animals who are often rather

Hardcover format comes with a protective dust jacket to make
this a special gift for a lifetime

A funny and comical picture book from the UK’s number one picture
book author and illustrator

Perfect read-aloud rhyming text and stunning pictures on every
page with lots of details to spot

Full of fabulous animals!

Celebrates being yourself, family and friendship

From the creators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Zog,
which have all been made into animated films

The Smeds and the Smoos is on BBC One at Christmas
with voice artists including Bill Bailey (comedian and
Strictly winner), Adjoa Andoh (Bridgerton), Sally Hawkins (Paddington
movies) and Rob Brydon (Gavin and Stacey).

Look out for The Baddies the wickedly funny new
picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Praise for The Ugly Five:

‘Donaldson’s exuberant verse and Scheffler’s strong, inimitable style
are splendidly suited to these underrated, cheerful grotesques,
and evoke the love between parents and children of every species’

‘Another fabulous story for two- to eighty-year olds . What bliss
from the creators of The Gruffalo’ The Oldie

‘Funny, catchy and gleeful . it’s irresistible rhymes trip off the
tongue . Axel’s pictures are witty and full of character’ BBC Wildlife

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