This morning a breakfast my lad saw this book "The Deadliest Creature in the World" sitting on top of my review pile and picked it up and was reading it over breakfast. Now I don't know about you.. .but that's a win in my book.
A heart-stopping touch, a powerful punch, a killer kick....WHICH creature is the deadliest?
Other than the obvious.. MY BOY IS PICKING UP A BOOK AND CHOOSING TO READ IT INSTEAD OF messing around on his tablet!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOT WOOT!!!!!!!
It's draws a child in and I LOVE IT for that.
It also provoked discussion.
"Mom, they shouldn't have included this one. This frog doesn't attack people. If they get poisoned it's because they are trying to it. So he's not so deadly, he's just being protective".
"An ostrich!!?!?!?! MOM!!! They have an ostrich in here!!!!!"
"Oh, I didn't know that. Mom, did you know there's a fish that has really poisonous spines?"
Filled with colourful pictures that depict the animals well and an easy to read large font this book is sure to be a hit with your children as well. They will be equally as fascinated as we were by the Cone Snail that can change it's venom according to the prey it has caught. I tell you, this book is interesting. :)
I like that at the closing of the book the author says this
"But what about creatures that are fragile or teensy or slow? What about the ones with no arms or legs? They have been surviving for .... years with the help of toxins and poisons." It leaves the door open for children to research for other deadly animals of the world, and consider some they might not even have thought of.
Raincoast Books generously provided me with a readers copy of this great picture book. It's a soft cover book of about 30 pages, written by Brenda Z. Guiberson, and delightfully illustrated by Gennady Spirin. See also my review of another Guiberson book, The Most Amazing Creature of the Sea.
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