Extreme Animals: The Toughest Creatures On Earth

Summary:

What do polar bears, emperor penguins, roadrunners, camels, bacteria known as thermophiles, and tripod fish have in common? Along with a number of other creatures discussed in this book, they can survive in some very harsh and unfriendly environments. From volcanoes to the bottom of the sea and from the South Pole to the Sahara Desert, the author takes you to a number of "extreme" places to meet some very remarkable critters.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Kids who like "extremes" will not be disappointed. There is lots of good material on how some animals are able to survive in very inhospitable environments.

Content Awareness Factors:

None except for the sophomoric illustrations.


Little Kid Reaction

My friend's son looked at the book and found it very interesting.

Adult Reader Reaction

I thought the information the book contained was excellent but I was not impressed with the cartoon like illustrations!

Type of Book:
This is a nonfiction picture book that introduces kids to unusual habitats and animals.
Educational Themes:

There are themes of natural history, animal habitat, and animal species (which you can contrast and compare), as well as geography.

Reading Level:
6.4
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
11 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
8 to 12
Age of child:
Read by a 9-year-old boy.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow first. If my child showed an interest in reading it more than once, I would buy this book.

Title Extreme Animals: The Toughest Creatures on Earth
Author Nicola Davies
Publisher Candlewick Press, Walker Books Group © 2009
Illustrators Neal Layton
ISBN 0763641278
Material Hard Cover
Genres Nature, Animal (Nonfiction)
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