Unusual animals in picture books

Leaf

Leaf

Sandra Dieckmann

Crow saw it first. The strange white creature, carried upon the dark waves towards the shore... When a polar bear arrives unexpectedly in the woods, the other animals fear and avoid him, suspecting him to be dangerous - and his...

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Neon Leon

Neon Leon

Jane Clarke, Britta Teckentrup

But poor Leon is lonely, so he goes off in search of somewhere he can blend in.In this delightful interactive book, filled with vibrant neon artwork, children can help Leon on his journey by counting his steps, sending him to...

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The Ugly Five

The Ugly Five

Axel Scheffler, Julia Donaldson

Inspired by the real-life Ugly Five safari animals, THE UGLY FIVE is a jubilant celebration of creatures that are often rather unloved. The animals proudly rejoice in their ugliness, while their babies tell them they're perfect...

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Yak and Dove

Yak and Dove

Kyo Maclear, Esme Shapiro

Friends Yak and Dove are complete opposites. One day, they come to the conclusion that maybe they aren't meant to be friends. This charming picture book whimsically captures the highs and lows of friendship through the three...

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The Steves

The Steves

Morag Hood

Two puffins compete to be the Number One Steve in this very funny, brightly illustrated story.

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Mopoke

Mopoke

Philip Bunting

This is a Mopoke. Mopoke loves peace and quiet. He is about to find out that you can't always get what you want. Visually brilliant, and hysterically funny, Philips pictures tell a thousand words, with the support of some very...

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My Friend Tertius

My Friend Tertius

Corinne Fenton, Owen Swan

One question kept echoing in my mind--if I had to leave, what would I do with Tertius? This is the true story of two lives brought together by chance. Arthur Cooper, working in intelligence for the British Government in pre-war...

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Firefly Home

Firefly Home

Jane Clarke, Britta Teckentrup

There's no place like home, but poor Florence Firefly is lost, and there are so many bright lights shining in the night sky she doesn't know which way to go. In this brilliant interactive picture book, children can help Florence...

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The Sloth Who Came to Stay

The Sloth Who Came to Stay

Margaret Wild, Vivienne To

A wryly amusing story about a fast family who are taught to slow down when an adorable sloth comes to stay by the award-winning author of Fox and Ruby Roars.

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I Love You, Stick Insect

I Love You, Stick Insect

Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

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Leaf

Leaf

Sandra Dieckmann

The animals of the forest are suspicious of the strange polar bear who has arrived on their shore with some very strange habits. It's not until they get to know him that they realise they may have a great deal in common!

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Macca the Alpaca

Macca the Alpaca

Matt Cosgrove

Macca the Alpaca is small, kind and friendly. His days are easy and carefree until he accidentally bumps head-first into Harmer the llama. Harmer is big, unkind and never, ever friendly...Can little Macca find a way to teach...

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Yellow Kayak

Yellow Kayak

Nina Laden, Melissa Castrillon

A child and his beloved best friend go on a grand sea adventure in this magical picture book by the author and artist who created If I Had a Little Dream.

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Tilly's Reef Adventure

Tilly’s Reef Adventure

Rhonda N. Garward

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Gary

Gary

Leila Rudge (Author/Illustrator)

Gary the pigeon can't fly. When his racing pigeon friends head off in their travel basket, Gary stays at home.

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Neon Leon

Neon Leon

Jane Clarke, Britta Teckentrup

But poor Leon is lonely, so he goes off in search of somewhere he can blend in.In this delightful interactive book, filled with vibrant neon artwork, children can help Leon on his journey by counting his steps, sending him to...

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The Last Peach

The Last Peach

Gus Gordon

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Once Upon a Small Rhinoceros

Meg McKinlay (Author), Leila Rudge (Author/Illustrator)

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Room on Our Rock

Room on Our Rock

Kate Temple, Terri Rose Baynton

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Meerkat Mail

Meerkat Mail

Emily Gravett

An adventurous young meerkat travels the world!

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Piranhas Don't Eat Bananas

Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas

Aaron Blabey

'Hey there guys. Would you like a banana? What's wrong with you, Brian? Youre a Piranha.' Brian is a piranha. He is also a vegetarian. But do you think he can convince his family to join him?

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 Read reviewNot Quite Narwhal

Not Quite Narwhal

Jessie Sima

Born deep in the ocean, Kelp is not like the other narwhals and one day, when he spies a creature on land that looks like him, he learns why.

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Phasmid: Saving the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect

Phasmid: Saving the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect

Rohan Cleave, Coral Tulloch

The stunningly illustrated true story of the Phasmid and its remarkable journey back from extinction.

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Kookaburras Love to Laugh.

Kookaburras Love to Laugh.

Laura Bunting, Philip Bunting

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The Wooden Camel

The Wooden Camel

Wanuri Kahiu, Manuela Adreani

Etabo dreams of being a camel racer. But the price of water is rising and his father must sell the camels. What will Etabo do now? A heart-warming story about keeping one's dreams alive.

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Meerkat Choir

Meerkat Choir

Nicki Greenberg

The meerkat choirmaster will only allow meerkats in his choir. But singing is fun and all the other animals want to join in too. A wonderfully funny picture book about the folly of excluding others from your group.

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That's Not My Meerkat

That’s Not My Meerkat

Fiona Watt, Rachel Wells

Cute and curious meerkats have become one of the most popular furry animals, and have now found their way into the bestselling That's not my... series. 6 months+ * Adults and children alike will adore this fluffy,...

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