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Title:
Animals nobody loves
Author:
Simon, Seymour.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : SeaStar Books, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
48 pages ; 28 cm
General Note:
Originally published: New York : Random House, c1980.
Language:
English
Contents:
Shark -- Bat --Grizzly bear -- Cobra -- Spider -- Vulture -- Hyena -- Devil ray -- Rattlesnake -- Gila monster -- Rat -- Cockroach -- Crocodile -- Skunk -- Man-of-War -- Fire ant -- Coyote -- Octopus -- Wasp -- Piranha.
Reading Level:
IG 860 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.0 0.5 51248.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.9 3 Quiz: 32477 Guided reading level: Q.
ISBN:
9781587170799

9781587170805
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

From the deadly black widow spider and the terrifying great white shark to the twenty-five-foot-long man-eating crocodile, many of these animals deserve their fearsome reputations. Other creatures, like the rat and the cockroach, may make our skin crawl, yet they also possess amazing survival skills. And some of these unappreciated animals are actually not the monsters they appear to be--such as the shy eight-armed octopus and the peaceful giant devil ray. Pairing eye-popping, oversize photographs with riveting descriptions, award-winning author Seymour Simon reveals the truth about twenty of nature's most fascinating--and most misunderstood--animals.


Author Notes

Seymour Simon the author of over 200 science books for children. More than half of his books have been named Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by the National Science Teachers Association. He lives in Great Neck, New York.


Reviews 1

Booklist Review

Gr. 4^-6. The photos (and even the text) won't do much to change the reputation of animals such as the vulture and the rat, but there's no denying they'll draw a crowd and a chorus of "Gross." The pictures are fine, large, and in full color, as fascinating as they are repulsive and scary: the yawning jaws of a shark; a hyena consuming bloody food; a wasp enlarged bigger than a human fist, stinging a grasshopper. Simon puts forward some interesting facts and dispels a few myths about these 20 unlovable subjects, but report writers won't find enough material here, nor are there notes to lead curious kids on to more information. There's no question this will look great on display, but it will serve kids best when it's presented with more fact-rich natural histories. --Stephanie Zvirin


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