Wildebeests, zebras, and other African animals live in danger of being strangled to death by an African lion. Even people in small villages face the threat of an attack from a ruthless lion! You will be terrified as you read about these ferocious cats with appetites for human flesh!
Unpredictability is dangerous! That is why the Cape buffalo is an animal to avoid at all costs. Though this buffalo may appear mellow and seem to be minding its own business, it can charge at any moment. Encounter the brutal beast that is the Cape buffalo in this title.
The Friesian horse may be large and powerful, but it is also quick and graceful. A champion at both dressage and driving, the breed is also known for excellent pleasure riding. Hop on a Friesian and learn its nature, history, and where it excels in the equine world today!
There is an animal in Asia with enough venom in its bite to kill 20 people! It is the king cobraa snake that lifts its body off the ground, spreads its hood, and hisses violently before attacking. The king cobra has killed many people. Those that have survived attacks are lucky. Read a survival story and learn how to avoid attacks in this thrilling book.
Deep in the forest, hikers must watch where they step. Fresh tracks could mean a run-in with a grizzly! This aggressive bear is fiercely protective of its cubs and always ready to stand its ground. After reading this book, the roar of a grizzly will send shivers down your spine!
Spotted hyenas get the giggles after a successful hunt. They laugh loudly to welcome other hyenas to come and feast on the kill. This book introduces children to hyenasanimated hunters and scavengers. Blastoff! Series
A rhinoceros is always ready for a fight! One or two horns protrude from its head. These horns are used as weapons against other rhinos and predators. Beginning readers will learn how rhinos use their horns in battle and discover that they can regrow broken horns! Blastoff! Series
It seems the most overlooked creatures tend to have tricks up their sleeves or in this case, tails. Threaten a salamander and it might steal away, leaving one extremity behind. Kids will delight in the salamanders means of survival, and learn how this amphibian behaves in the wild. Blastoff! Series
Life in a meerkat mob is dangerous! Members of the mob must always be on the lookout for intruders. If a threat is near, a meerkat will bark to warn the others in the mob. It's time to run to bolt holes and take cover! This title teaches beginning readers about one of Africa's quirkiest little creatures. Blastoff! Series
When nighttime comes, bats fly out of trees, caves, and barns to begin their hunt. Some make high-pitched calls, and then they wait and listen. Echoes will lead them to their prey! Learn how bats sleep upside down, use sound to find prey, and more. Blastoff! Series
Ants, ants, and more ants are on the menu for these long-snouted insectivores. Just how many ants can an anteater eat? Up to 30,000 in one day! Learn where anteaters live, how they hunt, and how their long, sticky tongues help them slurp up ants! Blastoff! Series
A poison dart frog's colorful body warns other animals to stay away. The bright colors reveal that the frog can kill with its powerful venom. In this book, young readers will learn why they should keep their distance from this small, poisonous amphibian.
Animals lucky enough to survive the attack of a Komodo dragon usually die hours later from blood poisoning. The animal has deadly saliva that is full of harmful bacteria! Children will be interested to read about the characteristics, habitat, and hunting methods of this dominant predator.
Saltwater crocodiles wait in the water, silently and motionless, for their prey to come near. Then they strike, using their powerful jaws to grab and rip apart prey! This title will teach children that danger lurks in the waters where this apex predator is found.
Weasels are small and furry with a face of innocent curiosity, but its all a facade. They are bloodthirsty predators, and theyll stop at nothing to sink their teeth into prey twice their size. Kids will learn how these unexpected predators manage to survive and thrive. Blastoff! Series
One hump or two? Camels come in both forms, but it makes no difference to them. Their bodies are built to survive desert climates, no matter the number of humps. How do camels cross dangerously dry lands with no food or water for weeks? Discover this secret in this book. Blastoff! Series
Toads are masters of self-defense. When they face predators, they have several survival strategies. They can ooze poison, puff up their bodies, or play dead! This book introduces young readers to toadscreatures with warty skin, long, sticky tongues, and a unique life cycle. Blastoff! Series
A hippopotamus is quick to fight. When provoked or threatened, the beast will open its large mouth, show off its canines, and grunt or roar! The animal never retreats from battle, willing to fight to the death. In this book, young readers will discover the hippopotamus' violent side.
Weighing as much as 16,000 pounds, the African elephant is a huge, dangerous animal. Its massive body can crush anything in its way! After reading this book, children will understand why a charging African elephants is something to fear.
A great white shark's mouth contains 3,000 razor-sharp teeth. The smell of blood is enough to make this animal open its jaws wide and bite into anything that moves! This book teaches children why many people fear the deadly great white shark.
The box jellyfish, also called the sea wasp, is full of toxin. Each of its tentacles has 5,000 sting cells with enough poison to kill 60 people! In this book, young readers will discover what makes the box jellyfish a terror of the seas.
The koala is a symbol of Australia. This marsupial is known for chewing on leaves from the country's eucalyptus trees and for carrying its young in a pouch. Expect facts about this furry creature's physical features, diet, and habitat to interest children who pick up this book! Blastoff! Series
Giraffes are the tallest land mammals on Earth! They're tall enough to reach the leaves of trees, which they eat with their 20-inch tongues. In this book, children will learn how a giraffe's height is both an advantage and a disadvantage. Blastoff! Series
The way a gorilla moves is called knuckle-walking. This is because the animal puts pressure on its knuckles when it moves. Beginning readers will learn how gorillas walk, why they beat their chests, and more in this informative title. Blastoff! Series
Polar bears have thick fur and plenty of fat to keep them warm in their arctic homes. Their white coats also serve as good camouflage in snow-covered habitats. This book explores how polar bears prey on seals and use their paws to paddle through water! Blastoff! Series