Authors: Jenn Dlugos, Charlie Hatton
Product Code: 5680
ISBN: 9781618215680
Pages: 112
Availability: In stock.

Life isn’t always easy, but some organisms take hard living to the extreme. Things That Make You Go Yuck!: Extreme Living looks at organisms living in the weirdest of ways: swimming miles deep in the ocean, freezing on icy mountaintops, boiling in hot springs, or even floating in space. You’ll also find critters bigger, smaller, softer, longer, and stretchier than you ever thought possible. Whether it’s nature’s slimiest organisms or the weirdest mutations, Things That Make You Go Yuck! celebrates survival of the fittest, grossest, craziest, and creepiest things in nature, proving once and for all that life in the wild is anything but ordinary.

Ages 9–12


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by Jace O., age 10
on 11/7/2017
from Tidewater Mensa
Something for everyone
This book is about creatures that many of us have never heard of. Some are interesting and some are down right gross. Every page has interesting facts and bright colorful photos. [There] are trivia questions at the beginning of each chapter and answers at the end. This makes for some exciting guesses. 
Girls and boys who are 7–12 years old would like this book because its chapters contain something for everyone. 
by Andrea
on 10/6/2016
from Massachusetts
Great Series
My 9 year old loves these books. She said, "They're funny and you learn lots of stuff." We got her the entire series and she trying to read them all at once- reading a chapter and then swapping off into another one. She also loves connecting them to creatures she's seen on tv or at the zoo.

As a parent, I like that they are expertly written in a fun kid accessible way. Highly Recommend!  
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Review: Gifted Child Today - July 1, 2017
Eye-catching pictures will grab the attention of anyone just flipping through the books, and the quirky humor will engage readers as they enjoy learning fun facts as they explore the text from cover to cover!
Review by: Angela Leeper, Booklist - January 1, 2017
Combining two tween favorites—humor and the gross-out factor—the titles in the Things That Make You Go Yuck! series are also educational. But don’t tell that to students. These books are all about animal (and a few plant and microorganism) adaptations and survival, particularly the planet’s more unusual creatures, and readers will enjoy reading one quick, double-page story after another. The smaller format—with close-up color photos on every page, puns that introduce each species, and related quizzes—add to the browsing appeal. Extreme Living focuses on oddballs in the animal and plant kingdoms, including extreme living conditions, “gross” anatomy, weird diets, and supersized species. From yuck to wow to hmm, these books will draw out the curiosity in any reader.
Review by: Nishaant, Kids' Book Buzz - December 1, 2016
I learned a lot from this book. I didn’t even know that blobfish or tardigrades existed until now. I like the photo of the giraffe spider. I like that they used photographs. Most of the jokes are funny. (The Lego joke was hilarious.) The “Test Your Extreme Knowledge” questions are great. “Think About It” tells me to draw things, make things, and think about things. People who like plants and animals will like this book.
Review by: Lisa Pike, NSTA Recommends - November 29, 2016
[T]he pictures were great, the information accurate, and the examples decidedly odd and appealing! . . . In addition to logical groupings of organisms, a mix of plant and animal examples, and fantastic images, there were trivia questions and thought-bubble boxes scattered throughout to break things up a bit. A fun read, each 2 page description of a “yucky” organism felt like it would make a great 2 minute mini-commercial on a kids science TV show. I’d recommend for any organismal science class.

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