Extreme Animals (Hardcover)

The Toughest Creatures on Earth

By Nicola Davies, Neal Layton (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763630676, 61pp.

Publication Date: August 22, 2006

List Price: 12.99*
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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 graduated with a degree in zoology before becoming a writer, producer, and presenter of radio and television programs. She lives in Somerset, England.

Neal Layton received distinction for his M.A. in illustration from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, in London, and has been illustrating books for children ever since. He lives in Portsmouth, England.