Animals That Make Me Say “Eww!” Review

What’s it about?

That’s so gross!

Prepare to be grossed out by an engaging and unique look at some of the more disgusting survival techniques from the animal kingdom.

From blood-squirting reptiles to blood-sweating mammals to nose-picking primates, learn about some of the most disgusting creatures in the animal kingdom. Author Dawn Cusick and the National Wildlife Federation compile a volume as attractive as its subject is disgusting.

-Goodreads Synopsis


My Review of Animals That Make Me Go “Eww!”

This is a great book that simultaneously amused and fascinated me. Filled with simple language, and perfectly chosen pictures, it gives children (and adults) insight into some of the more ewww-worthy animal behaviors, such as the reason behind nose-picking and feces-eating.  There were several times when I was quite surprised because I had no idea that there were legitimate reasons for some of the behaviors (like the feces-flinging).

This is a perfect book for ages 8+ to read by themselves, but also easily one that parents would enjoy reading with them or younger children. The back of the book lists several ‘scavenger hunts’ which encourage the reader to utilize the internet and find out more information about various animal behaviors or adaptations on their own.

A fantastic read from Dawn Cusick and National Wildlife Federation that I would definitely recommend for any child who is curious about biology, or just at the stage where they think bodily functions are hilarious. It’ll let them laugh and educate them at the same time. Great work.

5 Star Rating

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Title: Animals That Make Me Say Ewww! | Author: Dawn Cusick (site) & National Wildlife Federation (site) | Publisher: Charlesbridge (site) | Pub. Date: 2016-3-1 | Pages: 80 | ISBN13: 9781623540630 | Genre: Nonfiction & Childrens | Language: English | Triggers: None | Rating: | Date Read: 2015-12-11 | Source: Received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.