Deadly Adorable Animals

From the Series ShockZone ™ — Deadly and Dangerous

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Imagine a creature that would gnaw on the tail of a crocodile or crush a seal’s skull with its razor-sharp teeth. Are you picturing a grizzly or other tough-looking critter? If so, you’re wrong! The animals that do these things are none other than adorable otters and fluffy polar bears! Many adorable animals can actually be pretty vicious. Find out which cuties are killers and see how they take down their prey.

Format Your Price Add
Available at all major wholesalers and distributors. Save 25% when you buy direct!
Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Science
Copyright 2013
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand ShockZone ™
Imprint LernerClassroom, Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2013-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.5
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF003000, JNF051150, JNF051000
Dewey 591.47
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.375 x 9.25
Lexile 740
Guided Reading Level S
ATOS Reading Level 4.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 155643
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Starred Reviews, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Nadia Higgins

Nadia Higgins is the author of 50-plus books for the school library market. She also worked as an editor in the industry for almost ten years. Many of her books have a science bent, though she's also written about pop stars, car art, and zombies. Nadia lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two young daughters.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

ShockZone ™ — Deadly and Dangerous

ShockZone™—Deadly and Dangerous features the most lethal jobs, creatures, destinations, and daredevil travels and hobbies known to humankind. With extreme stats and facts, engaging visuals, and fast-paced, accessible text, this series is sure to appeal to kids who want… View available downloads →


  • VOYA's Perfect Tens List, Winner, 2014



“A thrilling, thought-provoking study of dangerous jobs, this work should appeal to a wide array of readers of both genders….This is a captivating addition to the reference shelf.” —starred, VOYA

Library Media Connection

“With an emphasis on the ‘wow’ and the ‘gross,’ these beautifully photographed books will appeal to readers, especially boys. They could also serve as hi-lo books for older, struggling readers.” —Library Media Connection