In Millie Marotta’s Curious Creatures you will find remarkable and fascinating animals from all over the world to colour in. You will meet the adorable macaroni penguin, majestic flying fish, weedy sea dragons and sleepy sloths. And this curious platypus, one of Millie’s all-time favourites, selected for the book for its complete and utter oddness. Its bizarre appearance – looking part-duck, part-beaver and part-otter – meant that the first scientists to observe one thought they had a hoax on their hands. Despite being a mammal, the platypus actually lays eggs and is one of only five types of mammal that do this.

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