The Experiment A Curious Collection of Peculiar Creatures The Experiment A Curious Collection of Peculiar Creatures
The Experiment A Curious Collection of Peculiar Creatures The Experiment A Curious Collection of Peculiar Creatures

A Curious Collection of Peculiar Creatures

By Sami Bayly

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Publication Date: October 27, 2020

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Ages 8 to 14

A visual trove of the less celebrated, less cute and cuddly creatures of the animal kingdom—it’s time for the weird (but no less wonderful) animals to get some love!

Make way for the world’s weirdest, most wonderful creatures!

Publisher’s Note: A Curious Collection of Peculiar Creatures was previously published in Australia as The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly Animals.

What’s your favorite animal—a majestic lion, a graceful horse? Those are great choices, but have you considered the fangtooth moray eel? It has two rows of icicle-shaped teeth! And the monkey slug caterpillar is ready to cuddle . . . just look out for the stingers all over its body (and its six limbs that technically aren’t legs)!

It’s true, these animals are a little different—but their unusual features often give them incredible superpowers. Take the nearly blind star-nosed mole: Its pink, flower‑shaped nose can detect the microscopic texture of everything it touches, and it does this at warp speed—up to 12 objects per second!

What’s more, many of these weird, wonderful creatures need our help: They’re endangered, and we can’t afford to ignore their well-being any longer. It’s time to find a peculiar creature to love! Why not the blobfish?

About the Author

Sami Bayly recently completed her degree in natural history illustration at the University of Newcastle. She's drawn to the weird and wonderful-finding the beauty and importance in all living things, regardless of their appearance-and is eager to share her appreciation with others. A Curious Collection of Peculiar Creatures is her first book. She lives in Newcastle, Australia.

Format: Hardcover Paper over boards

Length: 128 pages

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 9781615196937

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