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Venom (Junior Library Guild Selection) Hardcover – October 1, 2007

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Marilyn Singer is the author of more than one hundred books for children, including the Tallulah books. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Washington, Connecticut. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 1110L (What's this?)
  • Series: Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Darby Creek Publishing (October 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581960433
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581960433
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 9.7 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,448,407 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By T. Jonker on January 8, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I can see the pitch for this book now...

(Author walks into a room. Sitting at a desk in a large leather office chair sits a skeptical publisher)

Publisher: An entire book about things that have venom? Sorry, but I don't think you've got the makings of book here.

Author: There are more venomous animals than most people realize, I think.

Publisher: (Slightly Annoyed) Right, snakes. Look, we have enough snake books at the moment. If you don't mind, I'm very busy now-

Author: Wait! There are more. There's snakes, sure, but there's also spiders and frogs and -

Publisher: Okay, so there are three animals. Still, it seems like a stretch.

Author: And bees, and salamanders, and -

Publisher: Hmm. I guess I never thought of those other ones.

Author: And ants, and scorpions, and -

Publisher: Alright! I was wrong. It seems that there are a ton of animals that kids find fascinating, that also happen to be deadly. You got me. Tell me more.

Author: Here's what I'm thinking: tons of quality information, plenty of color photos of the venomous animals in action, and a healthy dollop of weird/crazy sidebar stories to grab readers' attention. What do you think?

Publisher: Yes, Yes, it's genius! Those pesky reluctant readers will love it for the exotic animals, exciting pictures, and crazy facts. Teachers will love it for the high quality information. I think that we've got a hit on our hands! A quality non-fiction selection if I've ever seen one.

Author: (Polishing fingernails on shirt) You're welcome.
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A very well presented introduction to the science of Toxinology for the budding scientist or novice. Surprisingly comprehensive, but yet written with simple explanations for the young reader new to this subject. Despite its simplistic explanations it addresses a complete overview., all the while avoiding some of the most commonly seen misconceptions and even terms often miss used by many professional scientists are presented here in their proper usage. The book although written for the young budding scientist, there are very few people who upon reading will not find themselves learning or at very least refreshed by reminding of key points of that world of Venomous and poisonous animals. I am particularly impressed with its teaching perspective. It is bound to impress upon the student the amazing diversity of these animals, with all their struggles, adaptations in the “Predator-Prey Arms race” I am proud to have a played a small part and have my name included acknowledgments.

LeeMoore@serpentoxin.com
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The boys had already checked this book out of library several times, and wanted their own. I should have got two as they both want it at the same time.

Great Book! Very informative about things to avoid that can kill you, or make you very ill.
Illustrations are very good.
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My kids love this book, and I don't get tired of reading it to them. This book is packed with information about venomous creatures around the world. I highly recommend it.
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