"Flanimals were first sighted by Ricky Gervais a long time ago. He drew some rough sketches and made notes about their behavior. Then, Ricky asked his friend Rob Steen to draw them properly, anatomically correct and exactly as they appear in their natural habitat". From the unique mind of comic master Ricky Gervais comes... 3-D Flanimals! The ghastly stars of a wildly popular book series are about to pop up everywhere. (Age 5 and up)
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!
Still not sure? Flanimals are a collection of really strange creatures complete with crazy names, weird body structures and odd vulgarities. Translation: exactly the kind of thing that kids live for. They range from a bit icky, like the puddle of pink gooey Splunge, to the downright disgusting sweat glanded Mung Ungler. The pop-ups are fabulous - six really large ones in the center of each page, with pull tabs and smaller paged booklets tucked neatly at the corners of each page.
This book is a wonderful adventure, not unlike riding an elephant while dressed like Batman. If you fancy yourself as having a sense of humor and love awesome (you know you do) get this book for people you like, they will love it and you will be the new cool guy at their next party. The pages have these flanimals that jump out at you when you turn each page. The book is well constructed and should last as long as the pop-up books that we grew up with and maybe longer. There are plenty of weird creatures and things to do in the book that it keeps children coming back to it. Flanimals is full of color and personality, just like the author Ricky Gervais.
Grade Level: Kindergarten - 4
Hardcover: 14 pages
Publisher: Candlewick; Nov Pop edition (March 9, 2010)
Condition: Brand New