How Weird!


by Mark Janssen


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Activity Guide

One day, 
at the beginning of this book, 
something strange was lying on the floor.

What did the animals find? When they pick it up, things get out of hand. It gets weirder and weirder until...

Mark Janssen has created a board book that will charm readers young and old, with bright and fun illustrations. A mylar mirror at the end encourages children to play with symmetry too!

A hilarious story showing what happens when animals see themselves in the mirror for the first time, this silly board book allows children to reflect on symmetry, identity, and the animal world.

Mark Janssen is an award-winning author and illustrator based in the Netherlands. He has worked on over 500 books, including I Want a Lion, How Weird!, and Dinosaurs Don’t Exist. His illustrations have been praised for their glowing use of color and ability to create worlds that are magical, whirling, and exciting.

He is the recipient of multiple international awards, including the Mooiste Boekomslag, White Raven, Prentenboek KBW, Purple Island Award Nami, Andersen Award, and Vlag en Wimpel.


Publication Date | October 17, 2023 | Trade Edition

Board book

40 Pages + 1 Mylar Mirror

Color Illustrations Throughout

8.5 x 6.9  in.

$11.99 ($15.99 CAN)


Reading Age: 1-4 years