Never Smile at a Monkey: And 17 Other Important Things to Remember
When it comes to wild animals, everyone knows that there are certain things you just don’t do. It's clearly a bad idea to tease a tiger, pull a python's tail, or bother a black widow spider. But do you know how dangerous it can be to pet a platypus, collect a cone shell, or touch a tang fish?... show more
When it comes to wild animals, everyone knows that there are certain things you just don’t do. It's clearly a bad idea to tease a tiger, pull a python's tail, or bother a black widow spider. But do you know how dangerous it can be to pet a platypus, collect a cone shell, or touch a tang fish? Some creatures have developed unusual ways of protecting themselves or catching prey, and this can make them unexpectedly hazardous to your health. In this dynamic and fascinating picture book by Steve Jenkins, you'll find out what you should never do if you encounter one of these surprisingly dangerous animals.
Publish date: October 1st 2009
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Picture Books
Highly recommended for the reader (of any age) who enjoys beautiful art combined with useful information. If you happen to be the sort of person fascinated by venomous platypuses, well then, this is your book. A hit with me and with my non-fiction-loving ten-year-old.Library copy.
My niece liked Never Smile at a Monkey more than my nephew did. She liked that it told you all kinds of facts about animals that pertained to how they protect themselves, and this *was* interesting and educational, even for me. I had no idea that platypuses have poisonous spines on their back legs...
Takes the reader on a journey of caution, listing animals and their protective systems and how they can maim/kill a person. Simple, colorful collage illustrations of each animal accompany the text. Two pages of additional information on each animal included at end, allowing those with a little more ...
I'm a very new Steve Jenkins devotee - just having read two of his books for this first time yesterday and today - this one and Down, Down, Down: A Journey to the Bottom of the Sea. As is my custom when I discover a new author I search obsessively for everything I can find out about them. Luckily ...