From the imaginations of two school friends comes a dictionary of fantastic creatures.
Cecilia Haigh and Harvey Behrendorff love nature so much that they’ve applied their artistry to extending it, bringing dozens of fantasy animals to life in words and pictures. From the remarkable Peakea, with its hypnotic feathers, to the sinister Karkar, which ‘encourages other animals to drown themselves’.
Dictionary of Made-Up Creatures is a compendium of insects with poisonous stings, reptiles that can fly, mammals that can jump 40 metres into the air, giant birds that eat kangaroos, and hypnotising fish. After learning about this menagerie of critters you’ll be glad they’re contained to the pages of this book.