An Anthology of Intriguing Animals: Look Inside the Book

A sneak peek at the adorable illustrated menagerie

From its gorgeous gold-foiled jacket to its curious collection of creatures, An Anthology of Intriguing Animals is an unputdownable treasure! Including the well-loved and the lesser-known, this animal encyclopedia features extraordinary facts about more than 100 species. Perfect as a gift for young animal lovers, or even as a treat for fact-loving grown-ups, it’s sure to be a cherished volume in your home for years to come.

Click through the gallery below for a sneak peek at some spectacular pages.


Did you know? Chameleons change colours to send messages to each other, such as “I’m angry!”, or to help control their temperature.

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Did you know? Quokkas are very rare. To have the best chance of seeing one, you need to visit an island called Rottnest, west of Australia.

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Did you know? Kiwis hunt at night. Their eyesight is poor, so they find creepy-crawlies to eat by smell and feel. Unusually, a kiwi's nostrils are at the tip of its bill, which it keeps poking into the earth as it walks to sniff out food.

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Did you know? Male moose’s antlers grow in summer and then drop off again in winter. Each year a moose’s antlers can grow to weigh more than 20kg (44 lb). That’s like it carrying a large border collie on its head!

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Did you know? Seadragons are some of the strangest fish in the sea. The leafy seadragon in particular looks more like seaweed than a fish. It has flaps of skin that make wavy branches, helping to disguise it.

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