This is another book in a series called Scary Creatures by Scholastic. I don’t care for the title of the series or the overly exaggerated horrific illustrations they place on the front of the book. I understand the desire to capture the reluctant reader, but it feels that it is at the expense of reinforcing negative stereotypes about animals and their defense mechanism employed to protect their own survival.
With that preface, there is some really interesting information and pictures inside the book and explains interesting phenomenon about different species of animals. It would make a good addition in a building that has reluctant readers who are primary boys or primarily aggressive tendencies. There are certainly more “animal friendly” titles out there.