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The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly Animals

Sami Bayly



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Hachette Australia
25 September 2019
Children's & Educational; Encyclopaedias (Children's&YA); Indie Awards
A CBCA NOTABLE BOOK 2020 SHORTLISTED FOR THE CHILDREN'S INDIE BOOK AWARD 2020 LONGLISTED FOR THE ABIA BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN 2020 Marvel as you enter the fascinating hidden world of ugly animals in this encyclopaedia of the animal kingdom's most unusual and beauty-challenged species. It's time for ugly animals to shine!

With more than sixty ugly animals to explore, this compendium of the unusual celebrates the beauty in 'ugliness'. Children and adults alike will pore over the breathtaking scientific illustrations of unusual animals, debating their relative ugliness and merits, learning about science and nature along the way.

Featuring illustrations and facts about the thorniest species the animal kingdom has to offer, from the naked mole rat to the goblin shark, aye-aye, sphinx cat, blobfish and many more 'ugly' beauties.

This gorgeous hardcover book is illustrated in exquisite detail by exciting new Australian talent, Sami Bayly.
By:   Sami Bayly
Imprint:   Hachette Australia
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 299mm,  Width: 241mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   890g
ISBN:   9780734419019
ISBN 10:   0734419015
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   25 September 2019
Recommended Age:   From 7 to 12 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sami Bayly is a natural history illustrator based in Newcastle, who loves all things weird and wonderful. She finds the beauty and importance of all animals regardless of their appearance, and hopes to share her appreciation with others. After recently completing her University degree, she is eager to see what the world has instore for her and her quirky subject matter. THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF UGLY ANIMALS is her first book. To keep up to date you can follow Sami on Instagram:

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