The Book of Dubious Beasts (Paperback)

The Book of Dubious Beasts (Paperback)


Get your own autographed (paw-printed) paperback copy of The Book of Dubious Beasts!

A mermaid goes looking for true love on land…

A blob of shape-changing mucus runs for political office…

St. George murders a fire-swallowing Welsh dragon…

These are some of the gentle, wise, and wonderful tales told by the macaque Jaxy Mono, in this seminal work of “monkey lit”, The Book of Dubious Beasts.

Inspired by the animal stories of Rudyard Kipling and Jorge Luis Borges, The Book of Dubious Beasts is an unforgettable trip to the zoo of the human imagination.

Richly illustrated with beautiful drawings by renowned artist Dmitry Pousirev, The Book of Dubious Beasts is suitable for children and adults from 11 to 111. If you like Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s“The Little Prince”, you’ll love this book.

All paperbacks are personally paw printed by Jaxy. 

This book is also available for download in Kindle and ePub format. 

ISBN: 9781311637864

Length: 217 Pages

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What our readers say: 

This book is so deliciously different it is difficult to do it justice in simple layman’s terms. Yes, it is written by a monkey, one Jaxy Mono, an undisputed master of the monkey-lit genre. Where this book differs from the rest is that the human race has been put well and truly in its rightful place. Without wishing to give too much away, we are not actually the centre of the universe.
— Judith Dickinson (Goodreads)
Once I started reading this book I couldn’t put it down.
— Kate Berry (Goodreads)
The Mermaid story was my favourite, nearly missed my stop at the bus stop while engrossed in it. The stories fall into that old folklore fairytale type rhythm of storytelling with an underlying message.
— Tim McInstry (Goodreads)