The Ugly Five Book
The Ugly Five Book
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The Ugly Five

Written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Published by Scholastic

Publisher's Summary

A charming new picture book from the bestselling creators of The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom!

Who's that singing on the savannah? It's the top-five ugly animals in Africa! 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 Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's brand-new 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.

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  • Age Range: 4-8
  • Pages: 32
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: July 31, 2018
  • ISBN: 1338249533
  • ISBN 13: 9781338249538
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Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the bestselling author of many books for children, including One Ted Falls Out of Bed, The Gruffalo, and The Giants and the Joneses. She splits her time between England and Scotland with her family.

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