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Animal Planet: The Most Extreme Bugs

Animal Planet: The Most Extreme Bugs

by Discovery Channel, Catherine Nichols (Editor), Kevin Mohs (Foreword by), Ian McGee (Foreword by)

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Children's Literature - Carolyn Mott Ford
The Animal Planet television shows are popular with those in many age groups, and middle graders seem to especially appreciate them. "The Most Extreme" shows follow a countdown format and that approach is also used in "The Most Extreme" series of books. The countdowns are done with attention to detail and many interesting sidebars, some of which include humorous asides. The photographs accompanying the text are awesome. The cover photo for this book about bugs features a Spiny Devil Katydid which is also shown in the first chapter titled "Strange-Looking Bugs," and there is no doubt that this creature qualifies for inclusion. "Fooled You" is a chapter devoted to bugs with interesting methods of avoiding predators, including the aptly named leaf insect which is difficult to detect as it mimics the appearance of plants, and the spittlebug which covers itself with spit in order to hide. There are twelve chapters counting down extreme bugs from ten to one and each chapter is intriguing. An extensive glossary is included, as is a listing of books and websites for further study. Reviewer: Carolyn Mott Ford

Product Details

Publication date:
Animal Planet Extreme Animals Series , #1
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Animal Planet reaches 86 million households in the U.S. and is among the top 10 media brands in the U.S.  The network’s original programming taps into a fundamental fascination with animals providing a diverse mix of programming including original specials, adventure series, sports, and drama.  Some of their well-known shows include Corwin’s Quest, Buggin’ with Ruud, Austin Stevens: Snakemaster, Pet Star, Animal Precinct, and Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom.  Animal Planet’s nonprofit partners include the American Humane Society, the ASPCA, the National Wildlife Federation, the Smithsonian National Zoo, and many more.

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