Author: Sami Bayley
Themes: Science, conservation
Years: Australian Curriculum: English, Years 4 and 5; Science, Years 4 and 5. NSW Stages 2 and 3
From the publisher’s synopsis: With more than sixty ugly animals to explore, this compendium of the unusual celebrates the beauty in 'ugliness'. Children and adults alike will pore over the breathtaking scientific illustrations of unusual animals, debating their relative ugliness and merits, learning about science and nature along the way. Featuring illustrations and facts about the thorniest species the animal kingdom has to offer, from the naked mole rat to the goblin shark, aye-aye, sphinx cat, blobfish and many more ‘ugly’ beauties.
Unit writer: Amanda Worlley