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Hallock Public Library e DON (Text) 35500006087660 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781338249538
  • ISBN: 1338249533
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm.
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  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2018.

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Summary, etc.: Who's that singing on the savanna? It's the top-five ugly animals in Africa! The wildebeest, warthog, vulture, hyena and marabou stork swagger proudly across the savanna, rejoicing in their ugliness-and delighting their babies, who think they're perfect just the way they are.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 November #2
    Everyone appreciates the lion's splendor and the zebra's stripes, but what about some of their lesser-known peers? The, well, less impressive creatures? In jaunty, boisterous rhyme, this picture book offers five overlooked African animals their time in the sun. Without a trace of shame, the five proudly introduce themselves, embracing their ugly features. First up is the wildebeest (My ungainly appearance is second to none), followed by the hyena (Who could be uglier? Who could look meaner?), the lappet-faced vulture (My beak is gigantic, and, what's more, I stink), and the warthog (People are shocked by my deafening snorts). The marabou stork rounds things out (My legs, long and skinny, are covered in poo, / And I'll eat almost anything, even a shoe) as the five happily parade through the plains until a surprise ending reaffirms their worth. Color portraits showcase each animal's best attributes (despite their statements, some are almost cuddly), and a final double-page spread introduces other animals from the same habitat. Science-light, but a nice message about the eye of the beholder. Grades 1-3. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Julia Donaldson served as the UK Children's Laureate from 2011 to 2013 and has written many bestselling and beloved picture books and novels for young readers. She lives in Glasgow, Scotland, with her husband, Malcolm.



Axel Scheffler's award-winning books include Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, and The Gruffalo. His illustrations have been published in more than 30 countries. He lives in London, England.

Subject: Grassland animals Juvenile fiction
Ugliness Juvenile fiction
Counting Juvenile fiction
Children's stories
Genre: Picture books.
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