Meet Wildebeest, Warthog, Spotted Hyena, Lappet-Faced Vulture, and Marabou Stork. On the African savanna, they're known as the Ugly Five, but for all their bumps and bristles, these animals are just as lovable and intriguing as their more celebrated counterparts.
Told in Julia Donaldson's signature rollicking rhymes, with Axel Scheffler's rich and witty illustrations, this tale of taking pride in who you are shows that not every animal has to have a glorious mane or an impressive roar to win the hearts of readers everywhere.
Julia Donaldson served as the UK Children's Laureate from 2011 to 2013 and has written many bestselling and beloved picture books and novels for young readers. She lives in Glasgow, Scotland, with her husband, Malcolm.
Axel Scheffler's award-winning books include Room on the Broom
, The Snail and the Whale
, and The Gruffalo
. His illustrations have been published in more than 30 countries. He lives in London, England.