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Apr 09 2010

Ripley's wild animals, believe it or not by Camilla de la Bedoyere

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Scholastic, 2010.
Recommended (non fiction). A book of facts and photos of wild animals sounds a bit lame, but when it is produced under the auspices of the Ripley believe it or not team, then kids will know they have a winner to read. Full of strange facts about the largest frog in the world, or the family that has a pet buffalo in their house, or the macaques sitting in their spa with snow on their heads, or the chimps using a tool to extract ants from a nest, all the facts and photos are irresistible.
Divided into chapters with headings such as, Armed and dangerous, Mighty munchers, Meet the ugliest, Reaching the max and beast buddies, readers will need little incentive to pick up this book to read from cover to cover or dip into.
Fran Knight

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