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The screaming hairy armadillo and 76 other animals with weird, wild names

Murrie, Matthew (author.). Murrie, Steve, (author.). Benbassat, Julie, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bagley Public Library J 590.14 MUR (Text) 33500013333398 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library J 590.14 MUR (Text) 33500013333380 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781523508112
  • ISBN: 1523508116
  • Physical Description: print
    154 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Workman Publishing, 2020.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: Funny names -- Magical names -- Fierce names -- Delicious names -- Just plain weird names.
Summary, etc.: An illustrated compendium of animals with funny, fascinating, or just-plain-weird names (like the sparklemuffin peacock spider or the fried egg jellyfish) teaches kids about unusual animals as well as scientific taxonomy. Genuinely fun reference!
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #2
    *Starred Review* This book is irresistible. A tasseled wobbegong? A bone-eating snot flower worm? Despite their outlandishly implausible names, every one of these 70-plus critters is absolutely real. Two- and three-page spreads introduce each of these creatively named animals, fill in details about their life cycles and habitats, and explain how they got their crazy names. Physical characteristics are important (for example, the headless chicken monster is a sea cucumber that looks like a pink, plucked turkey), and some terms have evolved over time (sarcastic, when first applied to the sarcastic fringehead, meant flesh-tearing). The book also highlights the unusual sense of humor of some scientists who have discovered new species (think of the agra cadabra beetle). The entries cover a surprising amount of information, including introductions to taxonomy and binomial nomenclature, and the back matter includes a glossary, further reading suggestions, notes on conservation, and suggestions for discovering new species, as well as a helpful animal-name generator (the authors suggest bedazzled spitting volcano cow). The plentiful full-color illustrations and photos are especially compelling, and, in addition to giggling and snorting (blue-footed booby! monkeyface prickleback!) readers will learn a great deal. This fun romp will delight animal-lovers and liven up STEM collections. Grades 2-6. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Matthew Murrie is a former public school teacher, curriculum writer, and private academy instructor. His father, Steve Murrie, is a retired science teacher with 40 years teaching experience. Matthew and Steve are the coauthors of Every Minute on Earth and Guide to the Planet.

Matthew Murrie is a former public school teacher, curriculum writer, and private academy instructor. His father, Steve Murrie, is a retired science teacher with 40 years teaching experience. Matthew and Steve are the coauthors of Every Minute on Earth and Guide to the Planet.

Subject: Animals Nomenclature (Popular) Juvenile literature
Animals Miscellanea Juvenile literature
Animals Nomenclature (Popular)
Animals Miscellanea
Animals
Genre: Trivia and miscellanea.
Juvenile works.
Terminology.
Trivia and miscellanea.
Search Results Showing Item 9 of 8149 Preferred library: Lake Agassiz Regional Library?

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