Authors: Jenn Dlugos, Charlie Hatton
Product Code: 5666
ISBN: 9781618215666
Pages: 112
Availability: In stock.

It takes two to tango—but in the wild, two can do much crazier things than dance. In Things That Make You Go Yuck!: Odd Couples, you’ll find out about nature’s strangest dating rituals, cooperative couples, and parasitic pests. You'll explore symbiotic pairings like crabs that carry sea urchins on their backs, and hybrid “franken-species” that seem like something out of a science-fiction tale. 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 Andrea
on 10/6/2016
from Massachusetts
Love the entire 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 by: William G., Mensa of Western Washington - February 21, 2020
So, do you need to know where sloths poo? (Hint: it’s not in the trees where they spend most of their lazy days); Or the role of roundworm? Or how caterpillars make ‘friends?’ Maybe not, but these fascinating and funny anecdotes added to my enjoyment of science recently. Most chapters also have interesting questions at the beginning to prompt the reader to pay close attention – but that’s not hard – these books really do make you wonder, and ponder, about the natural world around us.
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. Odd Couples highlights unusual mating practices as well as symbiosis among animals and some plants and how these relationships can benefit one or both species. From yuck to wow to hmm, these books will draw out the curiosity in any reader.
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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