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Nasty Nature (Horrible Science)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  520 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Kids can slither into the animal world to discover what kind of frog lives in the toilet, how vampire bats suck blood, which animal is the stupidest in the world, and many other fantastic facts that will leave readers howling for more.
Paperback, 159 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by Scholastic (first published 1996)
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Nov 15, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: children-s-books
I was reading Nasty Nature with my 3rd and 4th graders and was enjoying it with them. There were interesting facts about animals presented in very creative ways - comics, narratives, faux newspaper columns, awards etc, I was really appreciating the way Mr. Arnold communicates science in a kid friendly way, which is why I was sharing this book with my class in the first place - and why I was so disturbed by a snippet we came across on page 132. We were reading along about vultures and the conserv ...more
Jul 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I know about the nature cycle. It is what everything eats, and what it eats and what it eats ad what it eats and bears get eaten by something and so do the things that eat that and the things that eat that and the things that eat that and the things that eat that, and that's the end of the nature cycle, also known as the food chain. There's another way of the nature cycle - but it's pretty complicated, so if you want you can skip this bit. I learned about parrots (but not how they talk). Dogs re ...more
Feb 26, 2015 rated it liked it
I thought it was good, but the illustration was really weird and some pages didn't make any sense
There was no favourite character because every page had a different character and i never got to see if any were the best
overall, i'm ok with this book but its a little weird when you actually think of it. i don't really recommend this book because it doesn't really make too much sence but if you're ok with weird books then this is the book for you
Jun 21, 2013 rated it liked it
I thought it was very funny and it had very useful information like how to survive a tiger, how to speak gorilla and where to find animals. It made me gasp at the facts about the cute and cuddly and the well... not so cute and cuddly animals all the way from albatross to killer whale to tapir to zebra.
Nov 13, 2012 rated it liked it
This book was quite fun for me because I love animals. That's one thing I have learned about Horrible Science books, they are only good if you are interested in the topic. If you like to learn in a fun way, then this is a good book to read. It won't take you long to read and stays interesting with the different chapters.
May 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: juvenile-fiction
The content and format of this book is great. Lots of questions to keep young readers entertained, lots of info and some good pictures.
Sep 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science
It was funny and interesting
Mar 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
One of my favourite books when younger, still love it.
Sep 29, 2009 rated it liked it
(3.5/4) I read this book a long time ago, but I do remember it was a very good way for reading science. Its fun and interesting at the same time.
Jan 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
a very good science book for everybody with childish minded
*in a good way :D
Mar 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
Funny, informative and well... maybe a little too self-indulged.. But no doubt enjoyable!
Iman Susay
Oct 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: public-library
Now I know about animals.
Imogen Dodd
Jul 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As entertaining and informative as the others.
Sep 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Read the Dutch translation. :):):)
Oct 16, 2008 marked it as to-read
Shelves: horrible-science
I want to read this but the library doesn't have it whenever I go there.

15TH JUNE...
They have it now! I've not finished reading, though.
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