A Book of Milliganimals

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A Book of Milliganimals
First edition
Author Spike Milligan
Illustrator Spike Milligan
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Children's literature
Publisher Dobson Books Limited
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
ISBN 9780234770481

A Book of Milliganimals is a children's book by Spike Milligan, first published in 1968.[1][2][3]

The book has three parts; the first two, Animals and Milliganimals, contain humorous poetry and illustrations by Milligan of animals, both real and imaginary.[1][4] The third part, entitled The Bald Twit Lion, is a surreal, comedic story of a lion who loses his mane and his struggle to re-grow it and overcome his embarrassment.[1] His mane is eventually restored by God, who slides down to Earth from Heaven on a religious giraffe's neck.


  1. ^ a b c Milligan, S. (1999). A Children's Treasury of Milligan: Classic Stories & Poems. Ebury Publishing. ISBN 978-1-85227-321-7. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  2. ^ Milligan, S. (2011). Milligan's Meaning of Life: An Autobiography of Sorts. Penguin Books Limited. p. 248. ISBN 978-0-670-92078-5. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  3. ^ Gale, S.H. (1996). Encyclopedia of British Humorists: Geoffrey Chaucer to John Cleese. Garland reference library of the humanities. Garland. p. 767. ISBN 978-0-8240-5990-3. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  4. ^ Strong, Jeremy (16 June 2014). "My inspiration: Jeremy Strong on Spike Milligan". the Guardian. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  • Elaine Moss (1971), Children's Books of the Year 1970, Hamish Hamilton in association with the National Book League and the British Council, p. 75