The Weird Animal Club Goes to School

Its OK to Be Different

by Christopher Knott-Craig MD & Illustrated by Simon Goodway



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/28/2018

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 40
ISBN : 9781480866478
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 40
ISBN : 9781480866485
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 40
ISBN : 9781480866492

About the Book

Alex the monkey has only one arm. Rebecca the rabbit has floppy ears that don’t stand up straight. Zoe the zebra has green and black stripes. These are just some of the animals who are members of the Weird Animal Club. They’re all just a little different from the others, but they’ve become best friends. They play together and have lots of fun with their human friend, Cate, a girl who walks on her toes.


When they are old enough to attend school, the animals are all a little afraid of what might happen. They decide they will stick together and support each other. They meet Kelly the kangaroo. Her pouch didn’t grow, so she looks different than the other kangaroos. But the members of the Weird Animal Club warmly welcome her into their group.


A picture book for children, The Weird Animal Club Goes to School shares a story of acceptance, tolerance, empathy, and loving kindness.

About the Author

Christopher Knott-Craig, MD, is an internationally recognized pediatric cardiac surgeon who has cared for thousands of babies and children with heart defects. He understands how vulnerable and sensitive children are when they are perceived to be different or somehow just not good enough. Knott-Craig is the author of several other children’s books, including the Weird Animal Club Series.