Amazing Animals

Amazing Animals

by Ripley Publishing

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Children's Literature - Sharon Oliver
One of the titles in the "Ripley's Believe It or Not—Expect the Unexpected" series, this picture book sized volume is sure to elicit the requisite gasps expected from any good Ripley book. The focus on animals is a bit broad, encompassing everything from a Mexican artist who paints on bat wings and collected spider webs to a full-blown Pig Olympics. Included are the obligatory largest goldfish (17.1 inches!) smallest cat (7.5 inches!) and the ugliest dog (it is really ugly!) as well as the more unique kangaroo who visits his local bar and a chicken fashion show. Providing a couple hundred tidbits of information and photographs that are in turn fascinating, horrifying and just plain weird, this is sure to be an attention getter for animal lovers, reluctant readers and lovers of browsing books. An index is included and where else but Ripley would that include: urine, territory marking by pandas (page nine) and money, stolen by beavers (page thirty-two)? Not a necessary curriculum enhancer, but certainly a popular addition to most library collections. Reviewer: Sharon Oliver

Product Details

Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
Ripley's Remarkable and Unexpected Series
Product dimensions:
9.22(w) x 11.72(h) x 0.31(d)
IG1210L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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