World's Grossest Animals

From the Series World's Grossest (UpDog Books ™)

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

These gross animals are fleshy, slimy, and deadly! Learn about blood-sucking fish, stinky skunks, scary goblin sharks and more. Discover how disgusting traits help these animals survive.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre High/Low, Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Animals
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand UpDog Books ™
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2022-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF051150, JNF028000, JNF003150
Dewey 590
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 550
Guided Reading Level Q
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents

Author: Scott Nickel

Scott Nickel is a writer based in Indiana.

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Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)

“Many families have pets—cats, dogs, birds, or other creatures—that bring great comfort in their homes. But what about those animals that are less cute and more gross but are still sometimes chosen as pets? Readers can learn about them in the pages of this book. The cute name “sand puppy” actually refers to a naked mole rat, which needs to live underground. The hoatzin is a beautiful selection for bird afficionados, but it smells like cow poop, making it a not-so-good addition to a household. Fans of fish should avoid adding a sea lamprey to an existing fish tank, as its mouth can act like a vacuum, and it will suck the life out of all the other fish. Readers will be unfamiliar with many of animals listed in this book, but after reading through these descriptions, youngsters will not want to encounter them! A few animals may be familiar to readers, but will still be undesirable as pets, including a skunk, a vampire bat, or a lizard that shoots blood from its eyes. The animal kingdom is made up of species that many of us may not want to encounter, either due to their scary-looking appearance or frightening habits. This book is a good introduction to some of our fellow inhabitants of this world, even if readers feel deterred from meeting them firsthand. Reviewer Rating: 5" —Children’s Literature

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“[T]hese titles lean into the fun elements of their icky subject matter and will engage readers seeking hi-lo content.”—School Library Journal