The World's Most Pointless Animals: Or are they? (Quirky Creatures) (Hardcover)
I love a good animal book, but I especially love ones that highlight our more unique (pointless?) animal friends. This hilarious and adorably-illustrated book introduces readers to some very unique animals by using some not-so-scientific descriptions. Sure, they might not exactly make sense to us, but each animal in this book is here for the same reason we are: to enjoy this wonderful world we live in.
Anna— From Staff Picks: Quirky and Gifty
From familiar animals like giraffes (who don’t have any vocal cords) through to those that surely should not even exist, such as the pink fairy armadillo (absurdly huge front claws, super tough protective shell in baby pink, particularly susceptible to stress), our planet is full of some pretty weird and wonderful animals. For example:
- Koalas spend up to 18 hours a day asleep!
- Pandas are born bright pink, deaf, and blind.
- Dumbo octopuses flap their big fin-like ears to move around.
- A Narwhal’s tusk grows through its upper lip—ouch!
With hilarious text throughout and bright, contemporary illustrations, this guide to absurdly awesome animals contains funny labelled diagrams and some excellent made-up Latin names (n.b. the jellyfish’s scientific name is not actually wibblious wobblious ouchii).
Carrying an important message of celebrating diversity and differences, The World’s Most Pointless Animals inspires a drive to conserve our amazing planet and the creatures we’re lucky enough to share it with.
Quirky Creatures is a series dedicated to seeking out the weird and wonderful denizens of the natural world and explaining why they are so strange, from the ridiculous to the truly terrifying. Also available in this series is The World's Most Ridiculous Animals and The World's Most Atrocious Animals.
Philip Bunting’s books have been translated into multiple languages, and published in over 25 countries around the world. Since his first title was published in 2017, Philip has received multiple accolades, including Honours from the Children’s Book Council of Australia, and making the list for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2018. His titles include Mopoke and How Did I Get Here? Philip’s work deliberately encourages playful interaction between the reader and child, allowing his books to create a platform for genuine intergenerational engagement, and fun.