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The Animal Review

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The Animal Review

The Genius, Mediocrity, and Breathtaking Stupidity That Is Nature

By Jacob Lentz; Steve Nash

Bloomsbury USA, Hardcover, 9781608190256, 144pp.

Publication Date: March 30, 2010


Ever since our ancestors first set eyes on a woolly mammoth and agreed that it needed hunting, human beings have been making judgments about animals. The king cobra: That's an A-plus animal. The garden snail? D-minus. On a good day.
In "Animal Review," Jacob Lentz and Steve Nash give authoritative listings and ratings of dozens of your favorite (and least-favorite) animals. Expanded from their popular blog, the entries mix fascinating animal facts with hilarious assessments, set off with brilliantly captioned photos and enlightening charts and graphs. It's a perfect gift for animal lovers of any age, with sophisticated but kid-friendly humor and tons of interesting information.

About the Author
Jacob Lentz writes the nightly monologue for the Jimmy Kimmel Show. Steve Nash is an advertising writer. They maintain the beloved blog Animal

Sunday, Apr 11, 2010

For too long, Jacob Lentz thinks, certain animals have gotten by on good looks and charm, while more impressive species are ignored by children and stuffed-animal manufacturers. Lentz intends to right this wrong in The Animal Review. See what grades he gave other species. More at

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