The Ugly Five
- By Julia Donaldson (author) and Axel Scheffler (illustrator)
- Age – 6-9 Years
- Published by Scholastic-UK
From the bestselling author and illustrator duo ofThe Gruffalo! Who’s that singing on the savannah? It’s the top-five uglyanimals 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 gorgeous 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.