How the Animals Do It: The Weird Mating Habits of the Wild Beasts

How the Animals Do It: The Weird Mating Habits of the Wild Beasts

by Larry Feign


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The bedroom secrets of the animal kingdom...revealed!

Amazing and hilarious facts about the intimate habits of our gilled, winged, furry and slimy cousins in the animal kingdom.

Did you know...?

  • Penguins do it at 70 below zero!
  • Minks do it for 8 hours non-stop!
  • Octopuses lose an arm when they mate!
  • A giraffe's neck isn't the only thing that's extra-long!

Ever wondered how starfish do it? How do porcupines mate without causing serious bodily injury? Why do kitty-cats screech when they're having fun?

Easy to find out!

Read (well, first buy) this fascinating, true but funny illustrated book.
Click the "Look Inside" link above to read the first chapter free!
Warning: Do not try these actions at home. Remember, the animals performing them are professionals!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789627866176
Publisher: Stvdio Media
Publication date: 10/28/2011
Pages: 114
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.24(d)

About the Author

Larry Feign is a writer, cartoonist and animator. He is the author of numerous books of humor, cartoons and social commentary.

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How the Animals Do It: The Weird Mating Habits of the Wild Beasts 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite The humorous, illustrated non-fiction book, How the Animals Do It by Larry Feign, offers readers an insight into the sometimes rather odd world of animals' mating habits. Most people have a vague idea about how dogs, cats, rabbits, and birds do it. Those animals are all around us. Pigeons, for example, are not very shy about educating people about their mating. And everyone who regularly visits lakes will know about drake rape gangs. But do you know what happens when a male and female praying mantis want to procreate? In how many animal species does the act of creating offspring result in one of the parent's death? How do earthworms have babies? When you think about different animals, imagining how they "do it" can be quite puzzling - and this book will solve some of the mysteries. I recently learned a great deal about the mating habits and physical oddities of male dogs, which made me wonder about animals and their procreation in general. Coincidentally, a few weeks later, I stumbled across How the Animals Do It by Larry Feign. It looked like a read that would be educational but also rather funny. The looks, in this case, were not deceiving. The author does not go into details about mating habits, which would probably not be that entertaining any longer - and unless you work for a breeder, like I do, you don't need to know the details. However, after reading this book, you'll have some of your questions (who did NOT wonder about hedgehogs and their prickly mating?) answered, and will have learned some things you probably never even wondered about. The illustrations that accompany the text are hilarious and really well done. It's a fun book, and I'd recommend to animal lovers as well as to people who simply need some light, fun entertainment.