Gervais's latest entry is a pop-up book ($14) that brings the Flanimals to life. The adorably strange-looking animals pop out of various pages while Gervais's accompanying commentary – filled with odd-phrases that tots will love trying to pronounce – makes for fun bedtime reading for the entire family.
Jul 29 2010 Bring on the silliness! Fans of Ricky Gervais's dry, snarky sense of humor know that the comedian has more up his sleeve than simply creating the original version of The Office. The actor has also created his own imaginary world populated by odd-named monsters called Flanimals. The nonsensical animals each have strange habits – like the Mernimbler that transforms into an adult if he is complimented and the Offledermis that was born inside out so it can't smell itself – that are chronicled in each book in the series.