Dangerous Creatures (Kingfisher Knowledge Series)

Dangerous Creatures (Kingfisher Knowledge Series)

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by Angela Wilkes, Steve Leonard
     
 

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KFK Dangerous Creatures brings some of the world's most ferocious or venomous animals almost too close for comfort! Discover the "weapons" that many creatures carry-from the deadly bite of the malaria-carrying mosquito to the enormous size, weight, and sheer muscle power of the grizzly bear Learn about the astonishing way chimpanzees hunt other primates and find out…  See more details below

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KFK Dangerous Creatures brings some of the world's most ferocious or venomous animals almost too close for comfort! Discover the "weapons" that many creatures carry-from the deadly bite of the malaria-carrying mosquito to the enormous size, weight, and sheer muscle power of the grizzly bear Learn about the astonishing way chimpanzees hunt other primates and find out just how deadly some tiny spiders can be.

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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

Product Details

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

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.

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Dangerous Creatures (Kingfisher Knowledge Series) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.