Creepy Creatures

Creepy Creatures


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Did you know that laughing is the hyena's way of communicating with its family? Or that the bats that inhabit Asia and Africa help rain forests to grow by spreading tree seeds? CREEPY CREATURES explores some of the reasons behind what animals do and how they look.

In this fascinating book, readers will learn that no animal exists simply to frighten or repulse us, but rather to feed, house, and defend itself. Kristin Kest's detailed illustrations help us to see that every creature's unique attributes help it to survive. CREEPY CREATURES is full of facts and humor about 20 creatures including the shark, tarantula, piranha, vulture, komodo dragon, and Tasmanian devil.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780881068368
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 02/28/1993
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.18(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile: IG890L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Sneed B. Collard III has been a biologist and a computer scientist. He's put his knowledge and experience to use by writing more than thirty children's books, including MANY BIOMES, ONE EARTH; BEAKS; and TEETH. He began writing after graduating with honors in marine biology from the University of California at Berkeley. After earning his master’s in scientific instrumentation at the University of California at Santa Barbara, he continued to hone his craft while serving as a computer consultant for biologists. He lives in Missoula, Montana.

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Creepy Creatures 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
katiekaufmann on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Have kids look up more facts about the creatures they are interested in. Create and write a book with students.
latinachica on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is good for science study, but I also think I can use it for teaching younger students to understand the things around them that are "sacry." This can be compared to people. Are there any people that you think are creepy because you don't know them?
kmacneill on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book expalins various "scary, creepy" creatures. Collard does a good job explaining that while these animals may look scary or have bad reputations they are often needed for certain jobs to maintain ecosystems. The surprise ending is a great. I think when students read this the surprise ending will really cement their memories of the book. This would be great to use for a science/writing project. Students could research an animal they think is "dangerous" or "scary" and write things down that aren't so scary about it. This would also be good for boys or for reluctant readers.
MandaW on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is really neat in showing kids lots of things we hear are scary and horrible, really aren't. I did not like the tarantula though *shudders*. The made up animal at the end of the book was funny. The book had good colorful pictures and interesting facts. 5 stars
lmaddux on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
have kids write their own creepy creatures book, have them do research on a creepy creature make classroom book
Jeanza on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
People would like this book if they like:-creepy creatures-random, interesting facts-fun informational books-guessing what animal is being described -animals from other countries-gross, disgusting animalsThis book would be good to use in the classroom as a science class worship. I would talk about how unique God made these animals and how unique each of them are too. Fun book for students to guess what animal is being described. Good for grades 3-8--especially boys. Good book for teaching animals from around the addition. This book was an easy read, yet even still peaks the interest of a college student.