Deadliest Animals (National Geographic Readers Series)

Deadliest Animals (National Geographic Readers Series)

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by Melissa Stewart
     
 

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Did you know that a tiny golf ball-sized creature called the blue-ringed octopus contains enough venom to kill 26 adult humans? Or why the Sydney funnel web spider is one of the most dangerous creatures in the world? In this Level 3 book, kids will be fascinated by 12 species that you hope you'll never come across! Sharks, snakes, jellyfish and more—these

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Did you know that a tiny golf ball-sized creature called the blue-ringed octopus contains enough venom to kill 26 adult humans? Or why the Sydney funnel web spider is one of the most dangerous creatures in the world? In this Level 3 book, kids will be fascinated by 12 species that you hope you'll never come across! Sharks, snakes, jellyfish and more—these creatures are among the most threatening—and interesting—in the world!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The snarling lion on the cover with its orange eyes and a mouth full of sharp teeth may give a reader pause to think about these huge cats. The text notes that lions can take down prey ten times their size which is what has earned them the title of kings of the jungle. As readers move through the book, they will learn that red kangaroos are very dangerous as are oak processionary caterpillars and rattlesnakes. Crocodiles are also fearsome and the photo of one attacking a herd of zebras gives an idea of just how ferocious they are. I would not have thought of elephants as among the deadliest animals, but apparently they are quite dangerous when they feel threatened. Several pages are devoted to a variety of deadly snakes which includes those that live on land and those who spend their time in water. Since we have now moved to water, the shark is certainly a deadly animal and so are some rather innocent looking fish like the puffer and other denizens such as the blue-ringed octopus and box jellyfish. Not to be ignored is the poison dart frog and even tiny bees and scorpions can be deadly. What until you find out what the deadliest animal is—I know that I was surprised. The layout uses excellent photographs and has orange stripe running across the top of every page; a bit busy but still appealing. There are also jokes interspersed throughout and most are puns. There is a picture glossary and index in this Level 3 book that is part of the "National Geographic Readers" series targeted to kids who are reading fluently. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426307577
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
01/11/2011
Series:
National Geographic Readers Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
62,812
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
NC940L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

MELISSA STEWART is the owner of Honeybee Productions, an editorial services company, and has written many celebrated nonfiction books for children. For National Geographic Readers Melissa has written AntsSnakes, and Dolphins.

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Deadliest Animals 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am really an animal lover and this book was really interesting to me .It had a lot of facts and some really cool animals.I think think this is a really cool book for kids 5 and up.
Abby Friskopp More than 1 year ago
I think it had a lot of facts and all the deadly animals.
Angelique Black More than 1 year ago
Amazing by far it is in the top ten best natinal geographic books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was pretty interesting, with lots of information!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG i am the BIGGEST animal lover u will ever meet we have about 30 animals and i like to learn more and more things about animals every day so i get all the movies books magizines!!!! And this is a good one to teach kids to beware of nature!! So i think this is a good book for 5 and up!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is a such good book GET IT!!!!!!!!! I give it a five stars
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finding about The Deadleiest animals will help us save some of them. Some of them are endangered. We can try to save them by learning about them. If we learn about them we might find ways to save them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Locura More than 1 year ago
This was a little simpler than what I was looking for, but it still was terrific. The student I gave this to loves the pictures and the interesting facts! It's nice to know I can get him to read SOMETHING. And that it's so educational is a nice touch!
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