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.
One pounce from a Bengal tiger can be deadly! The tiger has a strength that few animals can rival and people should fear. In this title, children will learn how a Bengal tiger stalks its prey before it fatally attacks in a split second.
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
Hippopotamuses spend much of their time in the water. It is the only way they can keep their huge bodies cool because they do not sweat! In this book, children will be surprised as they discover many cool facts about how hippopotamuses eat, move, and more. Blastoff! Series
Tigers are ferocious cats that hunt large prey and aggressively defend their territory. Unlike other big cats, they lead very independent lives. This title teaches about the lifestyle of the highly feared tiger as it offers beginning readers a face-to-face encounter. Blastoff! Series
Though they usually walk on all fours, chimpanzees are very similar to humans. They can stand and walk on just two limbs and are known to use tools. Young readers will be fascinated by the intelligent behaviors of chimpanzees. Blastoff! Series
Black and white stripes set zebras apart from other African animals. They even set zebras apart from each other. No two zebras have the same pattern of stripes! In this book, young readers will learn how these hoofed animals survive beneath the hot African sun. Blastoff! Series
African elephants can weigh as much as 16,000 pounds! If their size isn't enough to make them stand out, they also have huge ears, long trunks, and ivory tusks. This title will engage beginning readers as it explains how Earth's largest land mammals use their trunks to keep themselves cool. Blastoff! Series
Did you know that a group of lions is called a pride? Have you heard that lions work together to stalk their prey? This book for young readers offers this information as it presents lions on the prowl. It teaches children about the physical and behavioral characteristics of these big cats. Blastoff! Series
Alligators often lurk in swampy waters. They poke their eyes, ears, and nostrils out of the water to sense prey. This book offers children an alligator encounter, bringing the animal's powerful tail and strong jaws up close! Blastoff! Series
A shell of bony plates covers an armadillo's body. This dense body armor protects the animal, but it also makes swimming difficult. To avoid sinking in water, an armadillo must inflate its stomach with air! In this book, children will learn about the diet, habitat, and unique look of the armadillo. Blastoff! Series
An owl has large eyes that work like a pair of binoculars. This, combined with excellent night vision and a rotating head, makes this raptor a skilled hunter. Beginning readers will have a hoot as they read about the unusual features of this bird of prey! Blastoff! Series
Using their beaks, woodpeckers peck holes in trees to get at the insects inside. They also hammer to attract mates and declare their territory. This book will interest children as it presents the behaviors and physical features of these noisy birds. Blastoff! Series
Gophers are known for their puffy faces. They often stuff food into their cheek pouches and carry it back to their burrows. Young children will enjoy learning how gophers gather food and dig vast underground tunnels. Blastoff! Series