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Written by Nicola Davies
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The Truth About the Most Dangerous Creatures on Earth

author: Nicola Davies
illustrator: Neal Layton

series name:
Animal Science

Sometimes nature can be nasty: snakes that spit poison, insects with exploding bottoms, and tigers that have you for dinner. Throughout the animal kingdom, creatures are equipped with lethal weapons, from finger-length fangs to toxic tentacles, and have ingenious ways of killing one another, from poisoning to dive-bombing to strangling and even electrocuting! Discover the murderous methods of attack and defense that make animals armed, dangerous, and deadly. Kids will sink their teeth into this fascinating look at nature’s fiercest creatures. Back matter includes an index and a glossary.

“Jam-packed with fascinating information with plenty of the ick factor to keep kids (and adults) turning the pages.” — San Francisco Book Review
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Non-Fiction - Picture Book / Paperback
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
64 / 9 7/16" x 5 7/8"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
Animals; Science & Nature; Humor;
author’s comments:
Nicola Davies is a zoologist and writer whose many acclaimed books for children include Surprising Sharks, Gaia Warriors, and five companion titles to Deadly. “Living with animals that are cute and harmless is easy,” she says, “but we need to share our world with the creatures that can bite and sting, too.” Nicola Davies lives in Wales.
illustrator’s comments:
Neal Layton has illustrated more than forty books for children, including the other five books in this series. About illustrating Deadly, he says, “It was really good fun drawing all these dangerous animals, and now I’ll know what to do if I ever meet a shark who puts its fin down and hunches its back at me.” He lives in Portsmouth, England.
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