Who's that singing on the savannah? It's the top five ugly animals in africa! The wildebeest, warthog, vulture, hyena and marabou stork swagger proudly across the savannah, rejoicing in their ugliness and delighting their babies, who think they're perfect just the way they are. Inspired by the real life ugly five safari animals, julia donaldson and axel scheffler's brand new picture book is a jubilant celebration of animals who are often rather unloved. The funny, heart warming rhyme is a joy to read aloud, while bold, comical illustrations bring the savannah spectacularly to life. Its impossible to imagine a time before every childs bookcase contained a sticky finger marked, lovingly well read copy of the gruffalo, so great has been the impact of former childrens laureate, author, poet and song writer julia donaldson. Her extraordinary imagination has produced classics such as stick man and room on the broom amongst many others, making her undoubtedly the most popular author for very young children writing today.