From the bestselling author and illustrator duo of The
Who's that singing on the savannah?
It's the top-five ugly animals
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
Inspired by the real-life Ugly Five safari animals, Julia Donaldson
and Axel Scheffler's gorgeous picture book is a jubilant celebration
of animals who are often rather unloved.
The funny, heart-warming rhyme is a joy to read aloud, while bold,
comical illustrations bring the savannah spectacularly to life.
From the ceators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and ZOG,
which have all been made into animated films
shown on BBC1
Zog and the Flying Doctors animation will screen
on BBC1 in December 2020.
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Julia Donaldson Biography
Julia Donaldson is the highly talented author of some of the best-loved children’s books in the world. Born in London in 1948, she grew up with her younger sister Mary who she loved to create imaginary characters with.
She started her career as a singer-songwriter, writing mainly for children’s television. One of these
Axel Scheffler Biography
Axel Scheffler is an acclaimed illustrator, animator and more recently author of children's books. He was born in Hamburg in 1957 and moved to England in 1982 in order to study illustration at the Bath Academy of Art. He then worked for a variety of advertising companies, magazines and newspapers in both England and Germany