Mosquitoes can move their wings 450 to 600 times per second! That is the buzzing sound you hear when a mosquito is nearby. This book explains how mosquitoes live, how they bite humans and animals, and why they need to draw blood to survive. Blastoff! Series
Weighing in at more than 400 pounds, anacondas are the world's heaviest snakes! This book explores how these massive creatures look, where they live, and the way they stalk prey. Blastoff! Series
Boa constrictors slither around smelling for prey with their forked tongues. Eager students will learn what these fierce hunters look like, where they can be found, and how they use their coils to kill. Blastoff! Series
My name is Little Meerkat. I stand on my hind legs and keep lookout. When I see danger I shout, "Waauk-waauk," to my brothers and sisters. Want to know more? Then open this book and follow Little Meerkat into the Kalahari desert. A series of questions and answers introduce children to the life and habitat of Little Meerkat. Scientifically accurate illustrations make these exotic animals accessible to young readers.
Cockroaches like to live in warm environments, which is why many live inside people's homes. People don't like this because cockroaches come out at night and eat their food! Learn about the physical characteristics and habits of these often feared insects. Blastoff! Series
Amusing and engaging text describes how the color of an animal can ensure its survival. Provides examples using a variety of animals.
In dramatic pictures and simple text, readers are shown the terrifying teeth and claws, powerful muscles, and basic senses that make Bears some of the most fearsome on Earth. Quotes from victim encounters, as well as scientific facts, bring added information to readers in short, easy-to-read bursts. Glossary words provide additional information and understanding to the curious reader. A&D Xtreme is a Hi-Lo imprint from ABDO Publishing Company.