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Animals Eat the Weirdest Things

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Filled with intriguing facts, this innovative book explores the interesting facts of animals' diet and cuisine with just the right mix of intelligence and humor. Full-color illustrations.

Describes what different animals ingest and why.

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Overview

Filled with intriguing facts, this innovative book explores the interesting facts of animals' diet and cuisine with just the right mix of intelligence and humor. Full-color illustrations.

Describes what different animals ingest and why.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Janet Morgan Stoeke
Most of the facts in this book are icky. That's the point, I guess. Gross things are very entertaining to school-aged kids. I can imagine some kids just loving to read about animals eating dung, carrion or vomit. It is science, but, well, wouldn't you rather they read about something else? There's a place for this information somewhere, and the author has done a thorough, if icky, job of packing this book with unmentionable menus. Illustrations manage to avoid being offensive.
Kirkus Reviews
A people's-eye-view of the strange and unusual eating habits found in the animal kingdom; children will be drawn to the disgusting realm of meals made of spit, vomit, cigarettes, skin, and dandruff, just to name of few.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781551108094
  • Publisher: Whitecap Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Diane Swanson is the award-winning author of many nature books for children, including Safari Beneath the Sea, for which she received NCTE's Orbis Pictus Award. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

Terry Smith has created artwork for various environmental and wildlife organizations. This is the first book she has illustrated for young readers. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

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