By Steve Murrie
Illustrated by Julie Benbassat
Formats and Prices
- Trade Paperback $14.95 $19.95 CAD
- ebook $9.99 $12.99 CAD
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What's in a name? This lively, illustrated celebration is jam-packed with creatures notable for their bizarre, baffling, and just-plain-funny names.
Meet the White-Bellied Go-Away Bird, whose cry sounds like someone screaming, "Go away!" Or the Aye-Aye, whose name means "I don't know" in Malagasy because no one wants anything to do with this bad-luck creature.
Some are obvious, if still weird––guess what the Fried Egg Jellyfish looks like. Others sound like an inside joke: It's easy to figure out what was on the taxonomist's mind when he christened a fly he discovered Pieza Pie.
Along the way you'll learn all about these curiously named animals' just-as-curious habits, appearances, and abilities.
"This book is irresistible...The plentiful full-color illustrations and photos are especially compelling, and, in addition to giggling and snorting (bluefooted booby! monkeyface prickleback!) readers will learn a great deal. This fun romp will delight animal-lovers and liven up STEM collections." —Booklist, starred review
"Like its title, this is sure to be a scream." —Kirkus Reviews
"... a fun choice for supplementing science lessons at home or at school." —Foreword Reviews
- On Sale
- Sep 15, 2020
- Page Count
- 176 pages
- Workman Publishing Company