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Killer Creatures
     

Killer Creatures

by Claire Llewellyn
 

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Readers get up close and personal with some of the planet's deadliest predators in this high-octane title. From the feeding frenzy of a school of piranhas to crushing snakes, polar hunters, and the strike of a scorpion, thrill-seeking nature lovers will explore every aspect of this subject in all its dangerous glory. Gotcha!

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Readers get up close and personal with some of the planet's deadliest predators in this high-octane title. From the feeding frenzy of a school of piranhas to crushing snakes, polar hunters, and the strike of a scorpion, thrill-seeking nature lovers will explore every aspect of this subject in all its dangerous glory. Gotcha!

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School Library Journal

Gr 3-5

Designed for high visual impact, these browsing items feature several big photos or photorealistic images on each topical spread interspersed with tidbits of random information or commentary written to pump up the thrills. This approach is more effective in Killer Creatures , which kicks off with extreme close-up views of a great white shark chowing down on a hapless tuna, a snarling tiger with a bloody muzzle, and several similar pictures on a spread headed "Kill or Be Killed." In contrast, the floating planets, billowing nebulas, and futuristic spacecraft in Stars and Planets seem static and remote, despite large-type titles like "Star Death" and melodramatic quotes from the likes of Carl Sagan. Though neither volume offers material that is not easily found elsewhere, both cover a wide range of topics, offer a relevant URL on every spread, and close with recommended further reading. Consider Killer Creatures , at least, as a flashy additional purchase.-John Peters, New York Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753462270
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
09/30/2008
Series:
Kingfisher's Navigators Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Claire Llewellyn is the award-winning author of more than 100 nonfiction books for young readers. Before trying her hand at writing, she was a children's book editor.

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