Packed with Poison!

Deadly Animal Defenses

From the Series On My Own Science

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

In the ocean, a box jellyfish dangles tentacles covered with venom-filled stingers. The jellyfish uses its stingers to kill its prey. But its venom can also kill humans within minutes. The brightly colored poison dart frog is deadly to humans too. Just a speck of its poison can kill a person. These two creatures are among the most venomous and poisonous animals in the world. How do animals use their poisons? When are humans in danger?

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Science
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand On My Own Books
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2007-01-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF003000, JNF051050
Dewey 591.6'5
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Guided Reading Level O
ATOS Reading Level 4.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 102978
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, and Reviewed

Author: D. M. Souza

Illustrator: Jack Harris


  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2006


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