Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 5 to 8
- Grade: k to 3
Animal Planet meets Captain Underpants in the ickiest, squickiest, most fart-filled World of Weird Animals book yet, from the creators of Pink Is for Blobfish.
The creators of Pink Is for Blobfish are back, and they've brought 17 of their most revolting friends: there are slippery, slimy snot otters, gulls that projectile-vomit on command, fish that communicate via flatulence, and chipmunks that cultivate healthy forests by pooping a trail of seeds wherever they go. But there's more to these skin-crawling creatures than meets the eye, and as zoologist Jess Keating explains, sometimes it's the very things that make us gag that allow these animals to survive in the wild.
The perfect combination of yuks, yucks, and eureka!'s, this latest installment in the World of Weird Animals series will inspire budding scientists and burp enthusiasts alike!
About the author
As a zoologist and author, Jess Keating has been sprayed by skunks, bitten by crocodiles, and victim of the dreaded paper cut. Her books blend science, humor, and creativity, and include the acclaimed My Life Is a Zoo middle-grade trilogy and award-winning picture books, like Shark Lady and Pink Is for Blobfish. Jess lives in Ontario, Canada, where she loves hiking, nerdy documentaries, and writing books for curious and adventurous kids. Jess can be found online at jesskeating.com or on Twitter at @Jess_Keating.
- Nominated, Indiana Young Hoosier Award
- Nominated, Rhode Island Children's Book Award
“Book-bait for middle-grade readers that oozes eww appeal.” –Kirkus
"Weird and wonderful." —Booklist
“Combining fascinating animal facts with photographs and amusing illustrations makes for an informative and rather disgusting book that young readers will eagerly snatch from the shelf.” —School Library Journal
Other titles by Jess Keating
Pompon et Bonbon N° 1 - Les amis chics
The Girl Who Built an Ocean
An Artist, an Argonaut, and the True Story of the World's First Aquarium
Big as a Giant Snail
Set Your Alarm, Sloth!: More Advice for Troubled Animals from Dr. Glider
Captain Bun & Super Bonbon: A Graphix Chapters Book (Bunbun & Bonbon #3)
Hoppy Go Lucky: A Graphix Chapters Book (Bunbun & Bonbon #2)
Nikki Tesla and the Traitors of the Lost Spark (Elements of Genius #3)
How Marie Tharp Revealed the Ocean's Biggest Secret