'The Weasel Puffin Unicorn Baboon Pig Lobster Race', the funniest children's picture book of the year, hits the shelves

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Digital Leaf publishes 'The Weasel Puffin Unicorn Baboon Pig Lobster Race', a children's picture book by creative duo, James Thorp and Angus Mackinnon, to great reviews.

'No author likes to read picture books funnier than their own - I'm afraid this is one. It's a stonker!'- Jeanne Willis, best-selling children's author.

Best-selling children's author Jeanne Willis describes The Weasel, Puffin, Unicorn, Baboon, Pig, Lobster Race as the funniest kid’s book this year. And she isn't alone in her praise. Chris Haughton, the award-winning author and illustrator of 'Oh No, George!', added, "Surreal and very funny. I love it."

The Weasel, Puffin, Unicorn, Baboon, Pig, Lobster Race is a brilliantly bonkers new picture book from Digital Leaf. It’s the wackiest, wildest – chocolatiest! – animal adventure ever, as these competitive creatures crawl and claw and charge – and cheat! – their way to the finish line. There are chocolate submarines, raspberry canoes, coconut balloons, even banana diggers (the swines!).

The unicorn alone respects the rules, but what chance of victory will this give him in this weasel-cheats-puffin world?

Get ready to be blown away by punchy pop images, a visual cacophony of colours and zany references. It’s Dr Dolittle meets Sergeant Pepper! Who knows – maybe the kids will like it too!

The Weasel, Puffin, Unicorn, Baboon, Pig, Lobster Race is the first title by the brand new writing and illustrating team of James Thorp and Gus Mackinnon, aka The Superhairies.

When they are not working on their clever, funny and beautiful books, this hairy pair like nothing more than climbing trees and having their backs scratched – except perhaps making toast!

So far, though, they’re keeping schtum about the third most elusive ‘Hairy’ who is rumoured to be a Yeti who has learned to speak fluent volcano! How do they know? Footprints in the butter, of course!

Digital Leaf managing director, Neil Jeffries, says The Superhairies are ‘a breath of fresh hair.’

‘You may not have heard their names before – and you may not be able to see their faces – but these guys are going to be a big hit with the kids,’ he said.

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