I might have gone with something a little less bizarre for the cover, something cuter like the Amazon river dolphin, but I guess if you’ve got “The World of Weird Animals” on your cover, why not go with the blobfish? And it seems like there are plenty of weird and wonderful variations out there in the animal world – the Cuban solenodon with the poisonous bite, the pink fairy armadillos, the rare hirola antelope.
Animal facts and animal ickiness appeal to all ages, so I’m sure these two will fit right in with the other great stuff out there. If you’re needing a break from reality, animal books are a great choice. Right about the time you get over how creepy the red uakaris look, you’ll be motivated to learn more about how to protect them, and BOOM, you’re back in reality!
Pink is for Blobfish: Discovering the World’s Perfectly Pink by Jess Keating and David DeGrand
Lesser Spotted Animals: The Coolest Creatures You’ve Never Heard Of by Martin Brown