Cover image of Odd Bods by Julie Murphy

Odd Bods: The World’s Unusual Animals

By Julie Murphy (Millbrook Press, 2021)

Long snouts, bright-red lips, pointy heads . . . the animal kingdom is full of critters with unique features. Learn about the incredible adaptations that help these creatures―and their odd bods―survive and thrive all around the globe!


“An easy sell.” – Kirkus, 2020
“…fun and visual. I could see myself using the book for classroom visits/booktalks.” – Jennifer (Teacher/Librarian), Goodreads, 2021
“High-interest content and visuals will appeal to reluctant readers and animal lovers alike. ” – Booklist, 2021

I trained as a zoologist and zookeeper, and have been a children’s book author and presenter for over ten years. Why do I write? Because it’s fun! What do I write about? Mostly my main interests – animals and the environment.