Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Deadly Animals (Beginners Plus) by Henry Brock (Usborne Young Readers)

Deadly Animals (Beginners Plus)

Written and Illustrated by
Henry Brock

Published by Usborne Publishing

Usborne rule the roost when it comes to the most fantastic non-fiction titles that engage children's curiosity and imagination. The "Young Readers" range is superb, and in this new title you'll come face to face with some of the deadliest animals on the planet.

Whether crawling, slithering or swimming, there are animals out there that would like nothing better than to turn you into a tasty snack. You'll learn all about the poisonous barb on the end of a scorpion's tail, and the nasty venoms that snakes and spiders can inject into their prey. On all fours, you'll find powerful animals that use stealth and tactics to stalk their suppers, each described with a set of hair-raising statistics telling you exactly why you don't want to meet a polar bear if you happen to find yourself on a merry jaunt across the arctic, or why swimming in the Amazonian Rain Forest might help you lose weight drastically and permanently.

Each page spread is lovingly picked out with tons of facts and colour photographs, compiled in a handy-sized book that will fit nicely into a school bag for impressing your friends. A fantastic book that will make you rather grateful that we're relatively 'safe' here in the UK when it comes to the world's deadliest species

Charlotte's best bit: Choosing an animal to dress up as for her upcoming Crazy Creatures week (she's going to be a scorpion!)

Daddy's Favourite bit: A fantastic little book packed from cover to cover with a ton of fascinating facts and awesome photos

(Kindly sent to us for review by Usborne Publishing)