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I received Strange, Unusual, Gross & Cool Animals for review from Blue Slip Media. All opinions are 100% my own honest thoughts.
What’s a good Halloween without a few strange and unusual facts about some fairly gross and some cool animals? This is exactly the book every family needs for those little boys who love finding animals to bring home and share with the family. Some girls love it too!
Strange, Unusual, Gross & Cool Animals has all the weird and wild facts you always wanted to know, including the ugliest animal on the planet. Oo doesn’t that cover just make you want to dive in? Doesn’t that cover just make you want to dive in? Personally some of it just gives me shivers, but then there is, of course, an unassuming picture of a hummingbird smack in the middle. I think maybe I can get through this book without shuddering the rest of the day.
Per the title of the book, this one is separated into 4 very distinct sections. It makes it easy to skip the really shivering inducing animals, or jump to them if you’re so inclined. The book opens with the Strange Animals, moves to the Unusual, then proceeds to the Gross animals, and ends with the cool ones.
I love that in the Animal Planets we’re not always reading cover to cover. We kind of skip around, and find a page that fascinates us. I thought I’d start with the Rosy Wolfsnail. It had such a pretty name, and looks to me like other snails. Oh no! No this snail is 3x faster than it’s brothers and it’s a cannibal! Thank you for that image.
So then I jumped to page 48 to check out the Newly Discovered Creatures. These are actually pretty cool, especially because it means we’re still discovering new animals on this planet! I mean really how awesome is that? Make sure you check it out to see the Ghost Octopus, and the Hog-nosed Rat.
Who is on the Poop emoji bandwagon these days? If you love that, you’ll love these gross animals and learning about their poop – and which animals you never knew ate their poop….GROSS!
I decided to end my first perusing of the book with the cool Glow-In-The-Dark animals. Most are found in the ocean, but we do get the pleasure of seeing fireflies in our own front yard. We didn’t have them living in Utah or North Dakota, so the kids are pretty thrilled with these little light up bugs.
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