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Deadly!: The Truth about the Most Dangerous Creatures on Earth

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Publisher Comments:

Lions and scorpions and lethal little jellyfish, oh my! Kids will sink their teeth into this fascinating look at natures fiercest creatures.

Sometimes nature can be nasty: snakes that spit poison, insects with exploding bottoms, and tigers that have you for dinner. Throughout the animal kingdom, creatures are equipped with lethal weapons, from finger-length fangs to toxic tentacles, and have ingenious ways of killing one another — poisoning, dive-bombing, strangling, and even electrocuting! Discover the murderous methods of attack and defense that make animals armed, dangerous, and deadly.

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"Nature isn't always pretty — in fact, sometimes it's downright nasty. In this squat volume, the sixth nature-themed collaboration from this duo, Davies strikes a light tongue-in-cheek tone to explore hostile animal behavior. Layton's characteristically deadpan cartoons show animals using an arsenal of defense mechanisms and demonstrating predatory prowess. A viper injects poison into a mouse, a bombardier beetle 'sprays boiling toxic liquid out of its rear end,' and a crocodile devours a bespectacled zebra ('The crocodile then performs the so-called ‘death roll,' clamping its jaws around a body part — such as a head or leg — and spinning in the water to twist it off'). While educating readers about the fascinating ways animals kill one another, Davies also speaks to the importance of nature conservation and the human impact on wildlife. Ages 8 — up. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Nicola Davies is a zoologist and writer whose many acclaimed books for children include Surprising Sharks, Gaia Warriors, and five companion titles to Deadly! "Living with animals that are cute and harmless is easy," she says, "but we need to share our world with the creatures that can bite and sting, too." Nicola Davies lives in Wales.

Neal Layton has illustrated more than forty books for children, including the other fivebooks in this series. About illustrating Deadly!, he says, "It was really good fun drawing allthese dangerous animals, and now Ill know what to do if I ever meet a shark who puts itsfin down and hunches its back at me." He lives in Portsmouth, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763662318
Author:
Davies, Nicola
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Author:
Layton, Neal
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Wild Animals
Subject:
Animals - Lions Tigers Leopards etc.
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
6.19 x 9.92 x 0.43 in 0.73 lb
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Nature isn't always pretty — in fact, sometimes it's downright nasty. In this squat volume, the sixth nature-themed collaboration from this duo, Davies strikes a light tongue-in-cheek tone to explore hostile animal behavior. Layton's characteristically deadpan cartoons show animals using an arsenal of defense mechanisms and demonstrating predatory prowess. A viper injects poison into a mouse, a bombardier beetle 'sprays boiling toxic liquid out of its rear end,' and a crocodile devours a bespectacled zebra ('The crocodile then performs the so-called ‘death roll,' clamping its jaws around a body part — such as a head or leg — and spinning in the water to twist it off'). While educating readers about the fascinating ways animals kill one another, Davies also speaks to the importance of nature conservation and the human impact on wildlife. Ages 8 — up. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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