The Biggest, Fastest, Weirdest Creatures on the Planet

Animal RecordsAnimal Records: The Biggest, Fastest, Weirdest, Tiniest, Slowest, and Deadliest Creatures on the Planet
by Sarah Wassner & Kathy Furgang
208 pages; ages 8 – 12
National Geographic Children’s Books, 2015

Sometimes you’ve just got to know what was the slo-o-owest dinosaur of all. Or the speediest. Or maybe you need to find out what animal sings the loudest, has the most deadly bite, or looks the weirdest. Now there’s a handy reference filled with enough facts and photos to provide scintillating conversation around the supper table. And maybe garner a few extra points on your next report.

Cool things you’ll learn by browsing through this book include: the kill rate of dragonflies and other predators; that there really are zombie worms; how long it would take a turtle to “run” a 100-meter race; and who’s smarter in the animal world.

Review copy from publisher

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