Extreme Animals

Extreme Animals

The Toughest Creatures on Earth

By Nicola Davies; Neal Layton (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763630676, 61pp.

Publication Date: August 2006

The creators of POOP are back with an entertaining look at the most incredible survivors on Earth.
Are you ready for the competition? From the persevering emperor penguins of the South Pole to the brave bacteria inside bubbling volcanoes, from the hardy reptiles of the driest deserts to the squash-proof creatures of the deepest seabeds, animals have adapted to survive in conditions that would kill a human faster than you can say "coffin." Discover how they do it in this amazing natural history book from a celebrated team -- and find out who wins the title of the toughtest animal of them all.

About the Author
Nicola Davies is a zoologist and writer. She has written many children's books on natural history topics such as the human body, whales, oceans, bats, and flowers.

Neal Layton is the author of several children's books, including "Hot Hot Hot" and the Smarties Prize-winning "Oscar and Arabella," He has illustrated more than 40 children's titles.