Piranhas and other small deadly creatures

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Children's Literature - Judy Crowder
Mention piranhas and they usually bring to mind grade C horror pictures in which anything falls into a piranha's pool and is instantly devoured. The cover illustration, with the fish's menacing teeth reinforces this idea. Author Tom Jackson's easy-to-read book includes a large collection of "deadly" critters—in and out of water. As the young reader discovers, size is no indicator of danger Tiny tsetse flies may be far more dangerous than a huge tiger. The beautiful poison dart frog, only measuring about two inches, may contain enough poison to kill 15 people. And so on. This deliciously creepy book features box jellies, blue-ringed octopus, poison puffer fish (zombie poison?) and smaller deadlies: spiders, snails, and the deadliest of them all, the mosquito, that, in parts of the world, carries diseases such as malaria and yellow fever. The book includes "Need-to-Know Words," a list of online sites, index and even a warning about a deadly bean. Ugh, shudder! Reviewer: Judy Crowder
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778737926
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/30/2008
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 527,852
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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