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Unusual creatures : a mostly accurate…

Unusual creatures : a mostly accurate account of some of the Earth's… (edition 2012)

by Michael Hearst, Jelmer Noordeman (Illustrator)

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Title:Unusual creatures : a mostly accurate account of some of the Earth's strangest animals
Authors:Michael Hearst
Other authors:Jelmer Noordeman (Illustrator)
Info:San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2012.
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Unusual Creatures: A Mostly Accurate Account of Some of Earth's Strangest Animals by Michael Hearst



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Introduces kids to some animals they've probably never heard of, and tells you where they're found and how they live. It feels like you're reading about mythological creatures, but the maps included showing where these strange creatures are found, and the writing is very engaging toward kids. The author sounds childlike and fascinated.
  mikeswanson | May 10, 2017 |
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  acbanis | Aug 15, 2014 |
Creatures so odd that no one can really believe they exist. I could share some of these details but that would ruin the fun. Read it. You will like it. ( )
  debnance | May 5, 2013 |
This reference guide to unusual animals takes a dictionary approach, listing a variety of animals from A-Y, including information, sketches, maps and a lot of humor. I thought that the choice to use drawings instead of photographs for a nonfiction book about especially unique animals would be problematic, but it turned out that I loved the lifelike drawings and was just as fascinated or grossed-out as I would have been by photographs! ( )
  DeweyEver | Apr 4, 2013 |
A fascinating and fun collection of profiles of 50 of the oddest critters that inhabit Planet Earth. Hearst injects some great touches of humor to go along with the excellent information. Nooderman's line drawings in washed colors are a wonderful complement to the text. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
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This book introduces the reader to a wealth of extraordinary life forms. From the top of Mt. Everest to 10,000 feet under the sea, fascinating animals are everywhere. A basilisk that can run on water, an octopus that can mimic other animals, a fish that defends itself with slime and ties itself in a knot to wipe the slime away ... plus dozens more!… (more)

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