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Animal Grossapedia

4.14 of 5 stars 4.14  ·  rating details  ·  22 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Think all animals are cute and cuddly? Read this book to discover just how disgusting they can really be!

There are plenty of books out there that focus on "gross" substances in the human body, but many animals use these same substances in ways that will surprise and fascinate kids! Did you know that Komodo dragons use their saliva to poison their prey, but mice use their s
Paperback, 112 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Scholastic Paperbacks
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Jim Erekson
Pearl (8) was all over this book. She read it cover to cover in one sitting, and was walking around the house for days afterward spouting the more memorable facts. For example, that camels fight by throwing up on each other. This made for some interesting family fights over the next two days...

Back matter: Glossary, index, and additional list of books to find out more.

All of these facts could be found independently, but collecting the grossness all in one place was a great fusion move on the t
Mackenzie Beals
This NSTA award-winning book gives readers information on how 58 different animals use snot, poop, and pee for survival. What we might see as gross, rather are great advantages for some animals. This is a fascinating book that many students will enjoy reading. There is one animal per page with detailed pictures and easy to understand information.
Becca Calvin
I liked this book because it talked about all shorts of animals. It would be a good book for children in a second or third grade class to use to research a certain animal and write about. Some of the animals in this book aren't the typical animals we learn about in a classroom so it would be interesting for the kids to learn about something different.
This is a vibrant book, with a layout similar to "Ranger Rick" magazine, that will help get boys and reluctant readers especially interested in the natural world. The only complaint I have is that occasionally the animals pictured were not of the same species or subspecies named in the article.
Lauren Barone
This book was absolutely disgusting but such an interesting book to read. Kids of any age group will enjoy this one. It teaches them different facts about animals and the different ways they use spit and other bodily fluids. It was humorous and gross all at the same time.
If you want a book that informs, makes you laugh and yes, say "Ewww" out loud, this is the book for you. Animal Grossapedia will change the way you look at rabbits, goats, deer and your next spoonful of honey.

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My oldest loved this! She got it for her birthday and devoured it quickly.
You can read what she thought here: http://www.bendingthespine.blogspot.c...
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Super awesome book but everything has something to do with poop but it is awesome
Loves this book very intresting i was stunned to hear how bees make honey
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