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Dung Beetles, Slugs, Leeches, and More

The Yucky Animal Book

Series: Yucky Science

By Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn

Some animals do really yucky things. Did you know that there are lizards that squirt blood from their eyes? Did you think bedbugs were just part of a bedtime rhyme? Learn fun and yucky science facts from this veteran science-writing team. Slimy fish, poop-eating beetles, and blood-sucking bats; what more could you ask for?!

Library Bound Book978-0-7660-3317-7$27.27$20.45

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"Kids into 'yuck' will love this book."

Southern Maine Library District, January 30, 2012

"A great nonfiction book that will entertain and inform all bug lovers."

Book Buzz, August 2011

"The fascinating text is mixed with actual photographs and illustrations that will delight readers sense of being grossed out."

Eastern Washington Book Review Council

Colorful layouts attract the eye, while the stomach is delightfully turned by the descriptive cartoon illustrations and blunt language in this book . . . Middle school kids will love reading about slime, puke, and poop . . . This very interesting book will spark readers' desire to know more and will lead to lively discussions."

National Science Teachers Association Recommends Web site, posted November 22, 2010

"This fascinating look at gross animals will appeal to those with scientific inclinations and reluctant readers."

Southwest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries

"Upper elementary and middle school boys, and girls who think like them, are going to love this book! All kinds of disgusting insects and other animals are described here. Geared towards reluctant readers, the authors use conversational language, colorful pictures, and interesting sidebars to deliver the goods on these most interesting, albeit, disgusting of creatures . . . The authors do a great job of making science fun and interesting even if it is really quite sickening . . . This book would be a great resource for a unit on biology, animals, or animal behavior."

Children's Literature

"This interesting book will spark readers' desire to know more and will lead to lively discussions."

The Science Teacher, January 2011

"The facts are interesting enough to keep someone who is thoroughly disgusted still reading . . ."

Association of Region XI School Libraries

". . . a good book for browsing, promoting books to reluctant readers . . ."

Highlands Regional Library Cooperative, December 10, 2010

"Reluctant readers will do well with this title since it is filled with short chapters and fascinating facts."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, November 2010

"The text . . . is both informative . . . and humorous."

The Horn Book Guide, Spring 2011

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