Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Chicago Review Press (June 1, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #305,968 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #38 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Health > Safety #207 in Books > Children's Books > Education & Reference > Science Studies > Biology #4405 in Books > Children's Books > Science, Nature & How It Works
Age Range: 7 - 9 years
Grade Level: 2 - 4
Ok, so my kid (6 yrs old) asked me if he could read this book instead of playing with Legos. Yeah, I'm still reeling from that. If that's not a glowing recommendation, I don't know what is. This book is like a field guide with all the boring stuff stripped out. It dives right into the information that kids really need -- all the things that will make you itch, swell up or scream mommy! And how to identify them, avoid them or treat them if your curiosity makes you "forget" the first two things. And the cartoons scattered throughout? Brilliantly twisted - in a kid appropriate manner of course!
As an educator for 30 years, I love every page, every illustration, every humor punctuated in the text!Every school library should have this book!Dr. Yu-Lan LinBoston Public Schools
This is a great book to entertain and delight kids with the icky wonders of the world -- spiders, insects, plants that eat both, and so on. In addition to fantastic illustrations and clever commentary, though, the book is packed full of really useful information about what to worry about (or not) in terms of poisonous critters, plants that make you itch, and everything in between. My 4 year old was so entertained that he insisted on taking the book to preschool to show off -- and proceeded to explain tarantulas, and their relationship to the Italian dance the tarantella, to anyone who would listen. Your kids will love this book. And they just might learn something too!
I bought this book to keep in the classroom. Currently, I teach middle school English Language Learners, but I think this book would be great for any 3-8 teacher or high school science teacher. It is filled with fun pictures and great facts about insects, plants and animals. The students always race to get the book first when there is any free time in the classroom. If you are looking for a good non-fiction book to put in your classroom library, this is it!
This book is great! Has an enormous amount of information, that is supported by medical information, wonderful drawings, great humor, and is great for children (and adults actually)! I would recommend this book to anyone with children, as it's a fun way to learn about their environment. Mr. Day is an excellent author, and I look forward to seeing more of his work!
Don't Touch That!: The Book of Gross, Poisonous, and Downright Icky Plants and Critters That's Gross!: Icky Facts That Will Test Your Gross-Out Factor (National Geographic Kids) Air Plants: A Beginners Guide To Understanding Air Plants, Growing Air Plants and Air Plant Care (Air Plants, Ornamental Plants, House Plants) Don't Feed Me to Your Cat!: A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants Baby Touch and Feel: Happy Birthday (Baby Touch & Feel) Those Icky Sticky Smelly Cavity-Causing but . . .: Esos sucios pegajosos olorosos causantes de caries pero . . . invisibles gérmenes (Spanish Edition) Forensics and Fiction: Clever, Intriguing, and Downright Odd Questions from Crime Writers Those Mean Nasty Dirty Downright Disgusting but...Invisible Germs / Esos desagradables detestables sucios completamente asquerosos pero... invisibles ... y español) (English and Spanish Edition) The Dark Side: Real Life Accounts of an NHS Paramedic the Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly The Book of Poisonous Quotes A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts: Sudan and South Sudan's Bitter and Incomplete Divorce Biocidal: Confronting the Poisonous Legacy of PCBs Deadly Animals in the Wild: From Venomous Snakes, Man-Eaters to Poisonous Spiders (Deadliest Animals on the Planet) You Don't Touch John's Cousin (Frank Kurns Stories of the UnknownWorld Book 1) Wild and Wonderful Fleece Animals: With Full-Size Patterns for 20 Cuddly Critters Jerry Baker's Bug Off!: 2,193 Super Secrets for Battling Bad Bugs, Outfoxing Crafty Critters, Evicting Voracious Varmints and Much More! (Jerry Baker Good Gardening series) The Fly: The Disgusting Critters Series Paracord Critters: Animal Shaped Knots & Ties AnimaCrostics Volume 1: Curious Critters Outwitting Critters