Are zombies real? As far as we know, dead people do not come back to life and start walking around, looking for trouble. But there are things that can take over the bodies and brains of innocent creatures, turning them into senseless slaves. Meet nature's zombie makersincluding a fly-enslaving fungus, a suicide worm, and a cockroach-taming waspand their victims.
|Publisher:||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Series:||Exceptional Science Titles for Intermediate Grades Series|
|Product dimensions:||10.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Lexile:||800L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||9 - 13 Years|
About the Author
Rebecca L. Johnson writes award-winning nonfiction for children and young adults about scientific discoveries and the scientists who make them. She hopes her books will inspire new generations of scientists by introducing readers to some of the remarkable species with whom we share the planet. Learn more at www.rebeccajohnsonbooks.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It was icky, and I loved it! Review originally featured on Bookluvrs Haven blog. I sometimes joke that I am a 6 year old boy living in an adult woman's body. And it could not be more true than when I started reading this book. Absolutely loved it! It was icky. It was gross. It was graphic and fascinating. And it had A TON of pictures! At about 60 pages, this book gives you an insight into the weird and really fascinating world of real life zombie makers. From fungi, to insects, to parasitic worms, this book will leave your very own internal 6 year old self cringing and yelling "Cool!!!" at every turn of the page. I actually read this book back to back TWICE! And brought it to work with me at the office, and showed some of the pics to a couple of the guys at work during our lunch..... Who also thought the pics were totally cool. And proceeded to google it and found more gross pictures of some of these things for us to gawk at. It was almost like being in grade 1 all over again. Pretty awesome! *I received a eBook copy of this book for free to review from the publisher via Netgalley; this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.*