They're grotesque. They're absurd. They're so ugly they're cute - and they could only be spawned by the mind of award-winning comedian Ricky Gervais. Read more...
They're grotesque. They're absurd. They're so ugly they're cute - and they could only be spawned by the mind of award-winning comedian Ricky Gervais. From a planet far away, these bizarre and whimsical beasts - from the ferocious airborne Bletchling to the badly behaved Grundit to the fatally timid Splunge - spring to life in the droll and off-the-cuff prose of a writer who some may liken to a latter-day Edward Lear. Then again, some may find these grossly amusing creatures simply-gross. And whose fault is that? Just remember: don t pull a tab just because you ve been told to "
- ISBN-13: 9780763647810
- ISBN-10: 0763647810
- Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
- Publish Date: March 2010
- Page Count: 14
- Reading Level: Ages 5-9
- Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.9 x 2.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.53 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 128.
- Review Date: 2010-02-15
- Reviewer: Staff
With trademark wit, British television star Gervais provides spicy commentary about the “useless and pointless” Flanimals, who appear for the first time as 3-D pop-ups. A toothy Mernimbler's arms open wide, the ill-behaved Grundit bounds after a vegetal Puddloflaj, and a spread about Flanimal evolution delivers a hilariously profane take on Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam, while mini-booklets detail additional Flanimal characteristics. Kids can get in on the mischief, too, helping a Hemel Sprot “get chewed to death and swallowed by [a] Sprot Guzzlor,” via pull-tab. Whatever they are, exactly, the Flanimals lend themselves well to the pop-up stage. Ages 5–up. (Mar.)