Strange, Unusual, Gross and Cool Animals – Book Review

Do your kids love animals?
This book is sure to please, My kids love it and are always flicking through and saying ‘oh look at this!’

strange, unusual, gross and cool animals book
Hardcover: 128 pages
Age Range: 8 – 11 years
Publisher: Liberty Street (7 July 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1618931660
ISBN-13: 978-1618931665
Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 1.6 x 31.4 cm
Author: Charles Ghigna

The Blurb

The ickiest, stickiest, blobbiest, oddest animals in the world are the ones kids really want to know. Packed with more than 200 vibrant photographs and fun facts about animals with unusual behaviours, strange appearances and remarkable stats, this deluxe gift book is perfect for established readers (ages 8 and up) or anyone who loves animal facts. Animal Planet’s fascinating exploration of animal oddities introduces young animal lovers to some of the most astonishing, gorgeous and obscure animals in the world – including some brand new discoveries!

The Book

This is a colourful, fascinating book with loads of photographs.
This page shows lots of small photos with snippets of information. Other pages have less but bigger photos, and some have just the one huge photo…these are usually the grossest animals! The book is informative, but mostly it will keep the kids fascinated which is an excellent way to learn. I bet there are plenty of animals in this book that even parents will not of heard of!

Our Opinion

It’s not a book to read from cover to cover in one go, but it is one to pick up over and over again and enjoy new facts and photos each time. My kids love it, even the Little man. The adults in the house have had a look through too, it just arouses curiosity.
The book is large, hardback and the pages glossy and show the photographs well. This is going to be a favourite book in our house for a long time and we have to give it a big thumbs up. 
You can buy Strange, Unusual, Gross & Cool Animals (Animal Planet) from Amazon for £14.99.

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Disclosure:  I was sent this book for the purpose of this review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. July 18, 2017 / 12:28 pm

    I bet my 2 would love that. The more gross, the better they think things are, and my 8yo is fascinated with 'facts' at the moment. Some of the stuff he knows is insane!

  2. July 18, 2017 / 12:33 pm

    Oh this looks like the kind of book that will be a favourite over many years! I suspect my son would find it fascinating – as he loves these types of reference books – especially if there is an element of ickiness!

  3. sarahaelsley
    July 20, 2017 / 9:49 am

    I love that it's a non-fiction book that teaches children things, yet they still love it. It proves that kids don't need a story to be interested. And if something is labelled as "disgusting", they're so much more likely to want to read about it.

  4. theladybirdsadventures
    July 22, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    Sounds like a great book for older kids. Agree that kids love disgusting etc. #kltr

  5. July 23, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    My son would love this book, he's always fascinated by things like this. Thanks for sharing Anne, I will have to get him a copy 🙂

    Thanks for joining in with #MMBC. Hope to see you Monday x

  6. Laura
    August 13, 2017 / 10:40 am

    Oh I have a little boy who I am pretty sure would love this book! Thanks for linking up to #KLTR

  7. August 13, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    I think my boys would love this book, they love finding out about animals and the grosser the better! #kltr

  8. Angela Key Milnes
    August 13, 2017 / 10:28 pm

    This looks great and I love fact books like this. It is something that may be great for my daughter to read. Thanks for linking up to #KLTR

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