Dangerous Creatures (Kingfisher Knowledge Series)

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Explore the realm of the world's most terrifying animals ? from the largest lions to tiny mosquitoes.

Describes various kinds of dangerous animals, such as lions, piranhas, killer bees, and vampire bats.

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Explore the realm of the world's most terrifying animals — from the largest lions to tiny mosquitoes.

Describes various kinds of dangerous animals, such as lions, piranhas, killer bees, and vampire bats.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This 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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753456224
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 10/24/2003
  • Series: Kingfisher Knowledge Series
  • Pages: 63
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Angela Wilkes is an award-winning writer and editor renowned for lively, engaging books children read over and over again. She excels in presenting information in an original and straightforward way — a gift that has been recognized by children and parents alike across the world. Her long list of titles spans a diverse range of topics including My First Nature Book, Simple Science, The Big Book of Dinosaurs, My World, Your World, and The Best Book of Ballet.

Veterinary surgeon Steve Leonard has appeared on television in Discovery Channel/ Animal Planet's Speed and Strength.

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Table of Contents

Foreword     6
Tooth and claw     7
Deadly weapons     8
Stealth and speed     10
Massive strength     12
Teamwork     14
Killer chimps     16
Danger from the skies     18
Danger in the water     20
Ocean hunters     22
Summary     24
Venomous creatures     25
Venomous creatures     26
Feared snakes     28
Poisonous fangs     30
Venomous skin     32
A deadly bite     34
Underwater stingers     36
Tentacles     38
Summary     40
Small but deadly     41
Small but deadly     42
Sinister spiders     44
Stinger in the tail     46
Fierce fish     48
Killer bees     50
Spreading disease     52
Vampire bats     54
Rats     56
Summary     58
Glossary     59
Index     62
Acknowledgments     64
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2008

    It is a cool animals guide.

    Dangerous Animals by Angela Wilkes is a good book different animals and what they do. I read the book twice they live in different temperatures and homes like deserts, plains, oceans, lakes, streams, and trees .The great white shark has massive teeth to rip its prey into spreads. Pyromanias are strong and have little sharp teeth. There are only one dragon speeches and it is called the Komodo dragon it can¿t fly but it can fight it is so strong .Rattlesnakes use venom glands to attack their prey to kill it. Venom is very strong so it can kill anything. Elephants are so strong it can kill anything by stepping on it. Cheetahs are so fast and strong and can take down a herd of buffalo. Eagles are good at aiming and are so fast to catch their prey. Lions use their teeth and claws to get food. That is my book review.

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