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Unusual Creatures

Updated on July 22, 2014

A Mostly Accurate Account of Some of Earth's Strangest Animals

My thirteen-year-old grandson has shown quite an interest in the animal world since he was a young boy. I am certain he will find Unusual Creatures engaging and interesting read!

Unusual Creatures answers questions like, "which animal poops cubes," "which creatures live 10,00 feet below the ocean surface AND on the top of Mount Everest," and "which animal is considered to be the most vicious animal on earth and will eat just about anything in their path?'.

WARNING:

"Michael Hearst has unleashed some powerful wonder-awe juju here. You may be gripped by a giddy urge to drop what you are doing, abandon your career, and take your kids off to Africa to see a hammer-head bat. I will see you there!"

- Mary Roach, Author of Packing For Mars -

Unusual Creatures - A Mostly Accurate Account of Some of Earth's Strangest Creatures

Author Michael Hearst blends humor with the facts, creating a fascinating read for budding zoologists.

Unusual Creatures: A Mostly Accurate Account of Some of Earth's Strangest Animals
Unusual Creatures: A Mostly Accurate Account of Some of Earth's Strangest Animals

Michael Hearst loves all creatures and in this book showcases animals more likely not to be found. They are the somewhat weirder, lesser-known creatures. There are plenty of facts presented, for example, Biological Classification, compete with a clever lesson about memorizing it! Each creature is features on two illustrated pages and are introduced alphabetically from A to Y, from Axolotl to Yeti Crab.

On closing the author shares some wise words about playing our part as creatures of the planet. Many other species are in danger or have become extinct. Michael Hearst suggests ways to use less energy, less water, and less stuff as ways to take a stand against extinction!

 

For Canadian shoppers.

Available for purchase in Canada.

Songs For Unusual Creatures - The Companion CD

Also from Michael Hearst, the audio CD, Songs for Unusual Creatures.

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