This third installment in the hilarious and highly-illustrated full-color Superpower Field Guide series features the silly-looking, surprisingly fierce Ostrich. This two-toed torpedo may have the largest eyes of any animal on dry land, but it can outrun most horses!
Meet Eno, an ordinary ostrich living in the Serengeti, a corner of the African savanna. But there's something you should know: Even ordinary ostriches are extraordinary. And that includes Eno.
You’re thinking that ostriches are just overgrown chickens with ridiculous necks, skinny legs, and bad attitudes. And you’re right! Believe it or not, that neck helps ostriches run at supersonic speeds. Those skinny legs can kill a lion dead. And these are only a few weapons in Eno's arsenal of superfierce survival skills—Eno has Colossal Orbs of Telescopic Vision, the Impossible Ever-Flow Lung, the Egg of Wonder, and so many more.
You’re still not convinced that ostriches are superpowered, are you? Well, you don’t know ostriches yet. But you will.
Rachel Poliquin is a writer engaged in all things orderly and disorderly in the natural world. She is the author of the Superpower Field Guide series, and has also written for Science Friday, The Believermagazine, and the New York Times. Visit her at www.rachelpoliquin.com and on Twitter @ravishingbeasts and Instagram @rachelpoliquin
Nicholas John Frith is the author-illustrator ofHector and Hummingbird, shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's book Prize 2016 and winner of the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, as well as the bookHello, Mr. Dodo!.. He lives and works on the coast of Dorset, England. Visit him at www.nicholasjohnfrith.com and on Twitter @njfrith