Tuesday, May 07, 2013

What If Humans Were Like Animals? Plus Video Review


Reader’s Digest Presents:
What If Humans Were Animals?
The Amazing and Disgusting Life You’d lead as a Snake, Bird, Fish, or Worm!
Packed with fun, astonishing, and downright revolting facts about animals,
kids will devour this entertaining and educational book.
Everyone has wondered what it would be like to be their pet dog or cat—covered in fur, walking on all fours. But have you ever wondered what it would be like to have eight eyes and legs like a spider? What if you drank through a straw that was part of your mouth like a butterfly? The imagination runs wild in this book that explores the hilarious possibilities of what it would be like if people had the traits of animals – all while learning distinct and disgusting facts about them. For instance, picture what it would be like if people...

·         Carried their young in their mouths like jawfish do.
·         Were as strong as carpenter ants, which can lift 850 times their own weight.
·         Could stretch over 10 times their own length the way that ribbon worms can.
·         Had eyes in their hands like starfish.
·         Had skunk defenses and squirted some stink out of their rears when they’re attacked.

What If Humans Were Animals imagines all these possibilities and more in hilariously graphic picture and gag-provoking text that entertains as well as educates. Readers will never be able to forget all these animal facts when they picture them in this zany and outrageous context.

What If Humans Were Animals?
Pub date:  April 4, 2013
ISBN:  978-1-62145-030-6
$9.99, Ages 9-12
Available now at ReadersDigestStore.com and wherever books are sold.

About the Author
Marianne Taylor is a writer and editor, with a lifelong interest in science and nature. After seven years working for book and magazine publishers, she took the leap into the freelance world, and has since written ten books on wildlife, science and general natural history, including I Used to Know That: Science.  She is also an illustrator and keen photographer. 
About the Series’ Illustrator
Paul Moran is an illustrator living in London. For over twenty years he has produced artwork for magazines, comics, books and toys.

About Reader’s Digest
Reader’s Digest simplifies and enriches consumers’ lives by discovering and expertly selecting the most interesting ideas, stories, experiences and products in health, home, family, food, finance and humor.  Recognized by 99% of American adults, Reader’s Digest is available in print; online at ReadersDigest.com; via digital download on iPad, mobile apps, Kindle, Kindle Fire, Nook, Sony Reader and Zinio; books and home entertainment products; Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets. 
The 411 by Maria:  

We love this book and found it so interesting that we want all our friends to read it. It will definitely be on our gift idea list for classmates and I am getting one for each teacher before the school year ends. Great book that will have children asking more and more questions about animals and the world around them.

Disclaimer: We received a complimentary copy for our honest opinion.

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