Picture of Animals with Wicked Weapons: Stingers, Barbs, and Quills

Animals with Wicked Weapons

Stingers, Barbs, and Quills

Series: Amazing Animal Defenses

By Susan K. Mitchell

Stingers, barbs, and quills are just some of the ways that different animals protect themselves from predators. Author Susan K. Mitchell looks at a variety of animals, from porcupines to sea urchins, to explain how animals use "weapons" to fight off predators.

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Reviews

"Fascinating facts abound in these colorful books . . . a good choice for reluctant readers . . . The clever chapter titles are attention getting and will interest children who think science holds no appeal, researchers, and browsers alike."

Library Media Connection, March/April 2009

"The six books in the . . . series . . . do an excellent job of introducing young readers to a variety of animal defensive adaptations . . . The books are well researched and written . . . This series will be fascinating reading for the young reader who wants to learn about animal defensive adaptations."

Science Books & Films, March/April 2009

"The subject matter is interesting, and the sharp and dangerous aspect of the animals’ defenses should appeal to younger readers."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, November 2008

"The close-up photos are frequent and well chosen, and accompanied by clear, simply phrased texts, which are more detailed than average . . . An unusual feature is each volume's closing discussion of human equivalent . . ."

School Library Journal, Fall 2008

"Mitchell designs this series to be appropriate for reluctant and low-level readers who are interested by animals and the tricks they perform . . . The pictures are gorgeous and have wide appeal for all readers."

VOYA, February 2010

"Bright photographs enliven the writing . . . the high-interest topics will keep readers engaged."

The Horn Book Guide, Spring 2009

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