Mighty Scared: The Amazing Ways Animals Defend Themselves (Hardcover)

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Mighty Scared: The Amazing Ways Animals Defend Themselves (Hardcover)

By Erin Silver, Hayden Maynard (Illustrator)


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"Enthralling...Empowers readers to understand their own human coping mechanisms, while colorful, detailed images soaked in softly muted earth tones build a base of strong general knowledge. The challenge for readers young and old will be to see who says 'ew' first A thoroughly engaging, fact-filled book with audacious and memorable animal responses to predators. A must-have for every library." -- School Library Journal

Learn about the wild, wacky and downright disgusting ways some animals react out of fear.

Are you afraid of the dark? Of getting lost? Or of something you saw in a movie? Maybe someone laughed at you for being scared or called you a chicken. That's okay In fact, it's how humans stay safe in scary situations.

While people might run or scream, animals have amazing ways of protecting themselves when they're afraid. Fulmar birds vomit, Texas horned lizards shoot blood from their eyes and hagfish slime their enemies. Full of incredible and sometimes gross animal facts, Mighty Scared explores how mammals, insects, fish and birds around the world respond when scary predators are near.

Erin Silver is the author of several books for young readers, including Good Food, Bad Waste: Let's Eat for the Planet, Sitting Shiva and Rush Hour: Navigating Our Global Traffic Jam. Erin's journalistic work has appeared in everything from the Washington Post and the Globe and Mail to Harper's Bazaar and Good Housekeeping. She has a postgraduate journalism degree and an MFA in creative nonfiction from King's College. Erin lives in Toronto. Hayden Maynard is a Canadian illustrator who graduated from Sheridan College's Illustration program. His clients include the New York Times, The Walrus, the Globe and Mail, Reader's Digest and the Washington Post. Hayden lives in Kingston, Ontario.
Product Details ISBN: 9781459836068
ISBN-10: 1459836065
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication Date: February 13th, 2024
Pages: 32
Language: English