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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Wackiest Wildest Weirdest Animals in the World

I just finished reading another great book from Thomas Nelson Publishers. The Wackiest Wildest Weirdest Animals in the World by Jack Hanna is just perfect for youngsters ages 3-7. Talk about some weird animals!Have you ever seen a Binturong? Don't take this little fella to the movies because he smells just like popcorn. He's a cross in looks between a cat and a bear and is called the Bearcat.Children will be astonished by the "facts" about these wacky creatures. Included with each animal is "What they eat, Where they live, and How big they get." Wonderful photographs capture the only beautiful-to-their-mother Naked Mole Rats. Now here's an unusual weird fact. These mole rats are eusocial. Here's a new word for me that means " each individual is set to perform a certain function-breeder, soldier, worker - for its entire life." Reminds me of bumblebees and ants but these are the only mammals with this characteristic. This is a fun book to read and share with your kids or grandkids. A DVD is also included with Jack Hanna's Blunders, Bloopers, and Behind the scenes.I plan on giving this book to my grandson for his birthday.

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