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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


Library Media Connection

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



“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


School Library Journal

“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


Kirkus Reviews

“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