Mother Nature's more aesthetically challenged children have been neglected for too long.
The plight of the panda is known the world over because of its teddy-like good looks, but most species are not so lucky.
This book, however, aims to shine a light on some of the many ignored and unloved wonders of the animal kingdom.
Their hideousness hides their incredible biology and means that we may not have noticed that they need our help.
It is time to celebrate the Ugly Animals.