A Very Strange Creature

Ronda Armitage

Layn Marlow

2013 Winner

Coventry Inspiration Book Award

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Orchard Books


When Monkey finds a strange creature in the jungle he's very puzzled, and he calls the other animals to help. It doesn't have a tail for swinging, a trunk for washing, a long neck for reaching the high trees or even webbed feet for swimming. Whatever could it be?

Toddlers and parents alike will love this refreshing take on the classic 'new-baby' theme. With wonderfully warm, humorous text from Ronda Armitage, author of family favourite The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch.

'Perfect reading for toddlers with a new baby in the house' - Junior

In the media
Lovely illustrations and a light-hearted read to share with the youngest pupils

School LIbrarian

Lovely, feel-good story with clean and simple pictures

Dorset Echo

'Perfect reading for toddlers with a new baby in the house.'


Will amuse and entertain even the very youngest strange creatures.

Nursery World