When Lunch Fights Back: Wickedly Clever Animal Defenses

The octopus spies a nice, tasty mantis shrimp. It swims over for a closer look at the small creature. Then—WHAM!—the mantis shrimp strikes a nasty blow with its hammer-like forelimb. The… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 591.47
  • Copyright: 2015


“This combination of storytelling, scientific fact, and attractive photographs will appeal to many readers, especially boys….Highly Recommended.”―starred, Library Media Connection View →


“From the award-winning science author Johnson comes another somewhat gross but definitely engrossing book…. Some of the animals are featured in other similar books, but few bring them together with such a punch.” —Booklist View →


“This title explodes with fascinating facts and action-packed photographs that convey how different creatures have evolved to escape predators…. A visually stimulating and informative addition.” —School Library Journal View →


“This is an outstanding way for readers to meet scientists at work in both field and lab…. Thrilling reading for budding biologists.” —starred, Kirkus Reviews View →