Publication Date: February 21, 2023
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Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7
Explore the animal kingdom like never before in this thrilling roundup of animals that bite, sting … and kill.
A venomous lizard the size of a car. A snake that can take down an elephant. A stealthy scorpion ready to strike. Sound like the makings of the ultimate thriller movie? It’s real life. And that’s just the beginning.
Discover how the bites and stings of black mambas, Komodo dragons, king cobras, black widow spiders, Gila monsters, pit vipers, rattlesnakes, scorpions, and more spell certain doom for their prey. Dig deeper into topics such as how fangs work, how antivenoms are developed, what snake milkers do, and the surprising ways venom can actually help humans.
Unbelievable photography and lively text bring readers up close and personal to the spine-tingling action. You’ll never look at animals the same way again.
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Animal Zombies: And Other Bloodsucking Beasts, Creepy Creatures, and Real-Life Monsters by Chana Stiefel
Chomp! Fierce Facts About the BITE FORCE, CRUSHING JAWS, and MIGHTY TEETH of Earth's Champion Chewers by Brady Barr
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