Extreme Animals: The Toughest Creatures on Earth. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2009. Twist, Clint. Extreme Animals Dictionary: An A to Z of the World's Most Incredible Species. New York, NY: Scholastic, 2004.
Author: Steve Parker
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Being the biggest fish in the world seems like it would help the whale shark survive. However, its size actually makes it slow and easy to attack. Similarly, giraffes height allows them to grab food other animals cant, but it makes drinking from a pool on the ground very awkward! Readers find out many more cases of extreme animal adaptions and their drawbacks. Fact boxes accompany full-color photographs of each animal, describing the animals most interesting physical features as well as their range, size, and lifespan.