Perfect for young readers who enjoy learning cool facts about animals, this book explores five different creatures and amazing details about them. Did you know that some caterpillars have an emergency whistle? (I thought only lost hikers did that, but apparently not.) Along with the stories about each of the featured animals, there is also a hands-on activity to extend the learning. Back matter includes chapter notes, glossary, index, and suggestions for further reading.
Once you have kids hooked on this type of nonfiction, you can direct them to the rest of the series. (Which is always nice for readers who are asking "What else should I read?") This also would be a good title to recommend to those who have just finished Two Truths and a Lie: It's Alive and have become fascinated with strange but true animal abilities. They will definitely see the similarity between the zombie ants and the zombie beetles.
Great for school library and classroom collections, because it can be used for lessons on adaptations - but also just for the fun of it!