Workman Publishing Company The Screaming Hairy Armadillo and 76 Other Animals with Wild, Wacky Names Workman Publishing Company The Screaming Hairy Armadillo and 76 Other Animals with Wild, Wacky Names
Workman Publishing Company The Screaming Hairy Armadillo and 76 Other Animals with Wild, Wacky Names Workman Publishing Company The Screaming Hairy Armadillo and 76 Other Animals with Wild, Wacky Names

The Screaming Hairy Armadillo and 76 Other Animals with Wild, Wacky Names

By Matthew Murrie

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Ages 7 to 10, Grades 1 to 5

 

An illustrated compendium of animals with funny, fascinating, or just-plain-weird names (like the sparklemuffin peacock spider or the fried egg jellyfish) teaches kids about unusual animals as well as scientific taxonomy. Genuinely fun reference!

A fascinating compendium featuring over 70 unusual animal species.

What's in a name? This lively, illustrated celebration is jam-packed with creatures notable for their bizarre, baffling, and just-plain-funny names.

Meet the White-Bellied Go-Away Bird, whose cry sounds like someone screaming, "Go away!" Or the Aye-Aye, whose name means "I don't know" in Malagasy because no one wants anything to do with this bad-luck creature.

Some are obvious, if still weird––guess what the Fried Egg Jellyfish looks like. Others sound like an inside joke: It's easy to figure out what was on the taxonomist's mind when he christened a fly he discovered Pieza Pie.

Along the way you'll learn all about these curiously named animals' just-as-curious habits, appearances, and abilities.

 

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