What Makes a Monster?: Discovering the World's Scariest Creatures (Hardcover)

Discovering the World's Scariest Creatures

By Jess Keating

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780553512304, 48pp.

Publication Date: August 8, 2017

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Description

Monsters are real--and they're everywhere in nature Animal Planet meets Godzilla in this nonfiction picture book that puts the "Ack " into backyard science.

Some people think monsters are the stuff of nightmares--the stuff of scary movies and Halloween. But monsters can also be found right in your backyard. Animals like aye-ayes, goblin sharks and vampire bats may look scary, but they pose no threat to humans. Others, such as the prairie dog, seem innocent--cute, even--yet their behavior could give you goose bumps.
What makes a monster? Read this book to find out, if you dare. . . .
Jess Keating and David DeGrand, the author illustrator team behind Pink Is for Blobfish will have readers shrieking with laughter at this latest installment to the World of Weird Animals series.


About the Author

Jess Keating is a zoologist-turned-author who writes with the sort of wisdom you can only get from multiple crocodile bites and skunk sprays. Jess has been making up stories for as long as she can remember, and at the age of eight, she even started a library in her room (mainly so she could charge her brother late fees). She lives with her husband in Ontario, Canada, where she is hard at work on her next book in the World of Weird Animals series.
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