Sad Animal Babies with Brooke Barber

Thursday, October 18, 7:30pm
Pegasus Books Downtown

Baby animals don’t play with toys. They don’t have favorite colors. And they don’t learn songs unless it's for self-defense. 

Come learn about the adorably sad lives of newborn animals with New York Times Bestselling author and illustrator Brooke Barker as she talks about her second book, Sad Animal Babies. You'll laugh until you cry, and you'll take home an autographed drawing of your favorite animal.

Free and no tickets required, seats are first come first served.




No one ever said it was easy being young, and it’s especially true if you’re a little creature out in the jungles, forests, deserts, and oceans of the big, bad world. Following on the success of her Instagram feed and first book, Sad Animal Facts, Brooke Barker continues her examination of the various foibles and pitfalls of the zoological world, but with its fledgling members this time around. Featuring more than 100 entries, the book is organized into the categories of Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Insects & Miscellaneous Invertebrates, Marsupials, Fish, and Aquatic Mammals. Every animal gets a hand-drawn image, an informative caption, and a wry quotation, and in the back, there’s an appendix with further zoological details and humor to flesh out each entry. Between a great track record, a consistently engaged and growing following, and the universal appeal of cute little baby animals, Barker’s next book could be her biggest.


Brooke Barker is an American writer and illustrator living in Amsterdam. She has been obsessed with animals ever since she learned she wasn't one. Her first book, Sad Animal Facts, is a New York Times and Los Angeles Times best-seller, and has been published in countless languages if you can't count higher than five. Her work has been published in the Guardian, the Observer, and Lenny Letter, and she has illustrated for Coca-Cola and Nike. She and her husband Boaz are the creators of the It's Different Every Day calendar.

Event date: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
Sad Animal Babies Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419729874
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Published: Abrams Image - October 9th, 2018

Sad Animal Facts Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250095084
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Flatiron Books - September 6th, 2016

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