“World’s Wackiest Animals” from Lonely Planet Kids

Take a walk on the weird side next month as Lonely Planet Kids reveals 100 uncommonly peculiar creatures in its latest book for six-to-eight-year-olds, World’s Wackiest Animals.

Following the success of its best-selling World’s Cutest Animals last year, Lonely Planet Kids now discovers bizarre beasts and rare species found throughout the globe, from glass frogs and mole lizards to umbrella birds and fishing spiders.

Meet the egg-eating snake and satanic leaf-tailed gecko from Africa; the chinstrap penguin and narwhal from the Arctic Circle; the Bornean bearded pig and snub-nosed monkey from Asia; the hoopoe and Etruscan shrew from Europe; the ghost-faced bat and magnificent frigatebird from North America; the Brazilian horned frog and red-lipped batfish from South America; and lots more.

World’s Wackiest Animals also plunges into the dark depths of the oceans to meet fish and deep sea marine life, like the hairy frogfish, immortal jellyfish, crown-of-thorns starfish and the mimic octopus.

This book is brimming with the planet’s most astonishingly unusual animals, including nine from Australia: cassowary, short-beaked echidna, frilled dragon, laughing kookaburra, Mary River turtle, pig-nosed turtle, platypus, superb bird of paradise, and Victoria crowned pigeon.

Lonely Planet Kids: World’s Wackiest Animals
Published February 2020
178mm × 178mm, 208pp, paperback; AU$14.99

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