Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download

The Bewundering World of Bewilderbeests

This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


Beyond the high seas,
A-way to the east
Lies the Bewundering World of Bewilderbeests…

So begins this charming adventure that introduces us to a colourful cast of strange and silly creatures. Rich illustrations and delightful poems full of wry wit bring to life such confounding beasties as a juggling Millipus, a scatter-brained Two-Headed Mugwump, and more. Bailey Fort's picture book debut captures the heart and spirit of a host of unique characters with a lyrical cadence that makes it a pleasure to read aloud, for both kids and parents alike.
Welcome to the Bewundering World of Bewilderbeests.
A print edition is planned for future release. Learn more at

From Publishers Weekly

May 11, 2015 – First-time author-illustrator Fort imagines a land "Behind the high seas,/ A-way to the east," populated by hybrid creatures called Bewilderbeasts. In rhyming verse, she introduces 13 such animals one by one; "Jabberwocky"-style portmanteaus are many (the "snaggle-toofed bandersnoot" can't help but recall Carroll's "frumious bandersnatch") as are wordplay- and pun-driven creations like the "early-morning meadowsnark," a "mountain gloat," and the "red and ruffled liddigator," whose names all give clear clues as to their personalities. (Regarding the meadowsnark, Fort advises, "First thing in the morning/ She's sarcastic, rude, and bossy./ Approach instead at noon or night,/ For then, she's merely saucy.") Set against marbled skies, Fort's portraits of the animals resemble layered digital collages, the creatures reflecting a wide range of personalities and temperaments. The similarly structured poems can get repetitive, a feeling underlined by multiple mentions of the Bewilderbeasts' names ("I tried to ride a buffalope,/ It looked to be such fun./ I tried to ride a buffalope,/ Which perhaps I shouldn't have done"), but there's still plenty of amusement to be found in these pages. Ages 3 10. (BookLife)
The Bewundering World of Bewilderbeests
View in iTunes
  • $4.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Animals
  • Published: Mar 23, 2015
  • Publisher: Fortify Books
  • Seller: Bailey Fort
  • Print Length: 38 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 3 or later and iOS 4.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this book.