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Children's LiteratureThis fabulous book gives the reader a sense of adventure from the first page to the last. This book is filled with amazing, remarkable facts that are probably not well known. The reader will learn about creatures with dangerous teeth and claws, venomous creatures, and small deadly creatures. Did you know that the grizzly bear is one of the most dangerous animals in North America? He can kill a moose and break the neck of most large animals with just one blow of its paws. Some animals, such as killer chimps, work in groups to kill their prey. They have a complex hunting strategy that blocks, ambushes and chases their prey right into their hands. A venomous creature, the taipan snake, is the most poisonous land snake in the world. Its venom can kill as person within 45 minutes! A blue-ringed octopus is only about 8 inches in size but contains enough poison to kill ten people. The Palestine yellow scorpion's poison is more powerful than a cobra's venom. The reader will be fascinated at the facts as well as the photographs in this book. There are websites and other sources listed throughout the book for more information. A glossary is at the end to help the reader understand more. The book could be used for extra information in the classroom. 2003, Kingfisher/Houghton Mifflin, Ages 8 to 15.
— Cathi I. White