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Today sees the publication of Hugh Holman‘s The Almost Animals. It’s a gem of a book aimed at reading age 7+ but which will delight ‘read to’ children from 5 upwards.

We wonder what everyone’s favourite aminal will be. And that’s not a spelling mistake – we do mean aminal.

Our particular favourite – apart from the star of the show, Angle the crocogator – is the Snortoise (below) that appears at the side of The Always Pond each day. It doesn’t say much, but that’s just fine.


Having said that, Spriglet makes us laugh. Spriglet is half snail, half blue sea slug and very funny. (We think adults reading to children will particularly enjoy Spriglet’s contribution.)


There are loads more to choose from, including The Old Codgers. Why are they called that? You’ll need to read the book to find out.