Tabitha's Reviews > Animals Behaving Badly: Boozing Bees, Cheating Chimps, Dogs with Guns, and Other Beastly True Tales

Animals Behaving Badly by Linda Lombardi
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Sep 26, 11

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bookshelves: critters, non-fiction, first-reads, humor, author-or-publisher-provided
Read from September 22 to 26, 2011

I received this very funny book through the GoodReads first reads program.
Less a book and more a collection of news articles and 'fun facts' laced together. It contained a whole world of information arguing that nature with its 'great and noble beasts' is perhaps, not really so noble after all. Additionally, perhaps humans aren't really so socially and emotionally evolved as we tend to think. Many of the stories are of animals committing a distilled version of some crime generally thought of as strictly human. (Gambling, lying, etc)
Very entertaining, and very readable. One warning though: Not for people who would like to keep their delusions about their favorite critters. (Who knew hummingbirds could be such jerks?) Ms. Lombardi incorporates plenty of humor to keep the telling of the stories light.
Well researched and well cited for further exploration into what the animal kingdom is really up to.
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