The Ugly Five
The Ugly Five
Author: Scheffler, Axel, Donaldson, Julia
Interest age: from c 3 years
Published on 14 June 2018 by Scholastic (Alison Green Books) in the United Kingdom.
Paperback | 32 pages
274 x 178 x 4 | 202g
The funny and joyful picture book from the number one
bestselling author and illustrator of The Gruffalo, Stick Man
'Morning had dawned on the African plain.
The lion lay grooming his glorious mane.
The kudu looked cool and the rhino looked fine.
The bright pink flamingos looked simply divine.
The zebra looked graceful; the leopard look great.
Oh what a picture of beauty - but wait!'
Who's that singing on the savannah?
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
Inspired by the real-life Ugly Five safari animals, this gorgeous
picture book is a celebration of animals who are often rather
Shiny foil highlights on the cover makes this a special gift
A funny and comical picture book from the UK's number one picture
book author and illustrator
Perfect read-aloud rhyming text and stunning pictures on every
page with lots of details to spot
Full of fabulous animals!
Celebrates being yourself, family and friendship
From the creators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Zog,
which have all been made into animated films
The animated film of Tabby McTat stars
voice artists including Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who) as the narrator,
Rob Brydon (Gavin and Stacey) as Fred, Sope Dirisu (Gangs
of London) as Tabby McTat, alongside Cariad Lloyd, Joanna Scanlan
and Susan Wokoma.
Look out for Jonty Gentoo by Julia
Donaldson and Axel Scheffler in 2024.
Praise for The Ugly Five:
'Donaldson's exuberant verse and Scheffler's strong, inimitable style
are splendidly suited to these underrated, cheerful grotesques,
and evoke the love between parents and children of every species'
'Another fabulous story for two- to eighty-year olds ... What bliss
from the creators of The Gruffalo' The Oldie
'Funny, catchy and gleeful ... it's irresistible rhymes trip off
the tongue ... Axel's pictures are witty and full of character' BBC