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by | Sep 8, 2023

Book of the Month: Amazing Animal Tales, Little Monkey and Tiny Tadpole

Amazing Animal Tales: Little Monkey and Tiny Tadpole

Written by Anne Rooney, Illustrated by Qu Lan

Age 2+

Part fiction, part non-fiction – completely perfect for little animal lovers.

Discover an exciting series following baby animals’ incredible stories of survival. These new books are a perfect mix of fiction and non-fiction, combining emotional family stories with fascinating nature facts in one beautiful package.

Little ones will love opening the flaps to reveal amazing facts and each book features an animal to spot throughout.

Win a pair of Amazing Animal Tales books

You could win one of three pairs of the new Amazing Animal Tales books, Little Monkey and Tiny Tadpole, over on the Oxford Owl Facebook page. To enter, simply comment on the competition Facebook post with the emoji of your child’s favourite animal!

Enter on Facebook now >

UK residents only. Entry closes at 11.59pm on Sunday 24th September 2023.

Terms and Conditions apply (PDF).


About the books

Amazing Animal Tales: Tiny Tadpole

Tiny Tadpole is at the start of an amazing transformation. She begins life in the shelter of a hidden pool, growing and learning alongside her brother – until one day, she starts to change. This heartwarming story about an animal family living in the wild has big flaps to open and frog facts to discover.

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Amazing Animal Tales: Little Monkey

Little Monkey loves to scamper about his treetop home, swinging from branch to branch and playing. There are many dangers in the forest, but luckily Little Monkey’s mum is never far away! This heartwarming story about an animal family living in the wild has big flaps to open and monkey facts to discover.

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About the Author and illustrators


Anne Rooney is a prolific writer of fiction and non-fiction for children and adults who has published more than 150 books and lectures in creative writing. As well as the Amazing Animal Tales series by Oxford University Press, recent titles include Animal Atlas and Dinosaur Atlas (Lonely Planet Kids).

Qu Lan graduated from the China Academy of Art and now lives in France. She has illustrated for multiple publishers including Hachette, Usborne and Penguin Random House, as well as well-known brands such as Airbnb.

Carolina Rabei’s debut picture book illustrating Walter de la Mare’s poem, Snow (Faber), was published to critical acclaim, nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal, and featured on The Independent’s list of ‘11 Best Books for 4–to 7–Year-Olds’. Carolina has been published in 17 languages. She has also been published by Egmont and Templar.