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Weird, Wild, Amazing!

Exploring the Incredible World of Animals

Tim Flannery, Sam Caldwell (Illustrator)


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Paperback (9/21/2021)


Are zombie jellyfish real?

Do seahorses have stomachs?

What’s it like to wrestle a python?

Tim Flannery has the answers. Introducing some of the most spectacular and unusual creatures on Earth, from water to sky and the forests and deserts in between, he offers in-depth and often bizarre facts about extraordinary animals that live in each habitat. Flannery ties concepts of climate change, evolution, conservation, and taxonomy to each animal’s profile, firmly connecting the animal and its environment while sparking wonder at its role in the natural world.

Did you know that lions once roamed North America, or that albatrosses sleep-fly? Have you ever heard a piranha bark, or wondered how the sloth got its name? Packed with vibrant illustrations and guided by real-life anecdotes from one of our greatest science communicators, Weird, Wild, Amazing! teaches readers to cherish and delight in our planet’s ecosystems with Tim Flannery’s signature mix of humor and wisdom.

Praise For Weird, Wild, Amazing!: Exploring the Incredible World of Animals

A 'fun book' as promised
— Kirkus Reviews

Norton Young Readers, 9781324015437, 256pp.

Publication Date: August 4, 2020

About the Author

Tim Flannery, FAA, is an Australian mammologist, environmentalist, and scientist. He has published more than thirty books. He lives in Melbourne.

Sam Caldwell is an illustrator based in London. His art has appeared in the Guardian, the Independent, and Granta.