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World's Weirdest Animals [Paperback]

Matt Roper
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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Book Description

25 Jun 2009

A collection of the fifty most unbelievable, bizarre and the downright scary animals that inhabit this world.

From the Naked Mole Rat to the Blobfish to the Assassin Bug, this is the stuff of nightmares!

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  • Paperback: 86 pages
  • Publisher: Michael Joseph (25 Jun 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0143008269
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143008262
  • Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 13.8 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 942,453 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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`Packed full of fascinating facts... A truly captivating book... gives you lots of great information to impress your friends with!'
--Pet Focus magazine, January 2010

About the Author

Matt Roper is a feature writer for the British tabloid the Daily Mirror. He lived in Brazil for six years, where he managed to survive tarantula attacks, falling coconuts and swimming in piranha-infested waters in the Amazon jungle. He also infiltrated a Bolivian drugs gang to investigate child prostitution rings, and dodged bullets to report on death squads in Rio de Janeiro. He returned to the UK after setting up a project for street girls in one of Brazil's biggest cities and now lives in London with his wife Daniela. He has written two other books, Street Girls and Remember Me, Rescue Me.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book 22 Oct 2010
A Kid's Review
This book is one of the best books i have ever seen. It has loads of wonderful but weird animals inside and makes me laugh every time i open it. The delivery is as fast as lightning and is very cheap at just 4.16. I would recommend this book to anyone. The pictures are top class and the descriptions well... where do you begin with those. The wierdest animal inside this book is probaly a blobfish. But you also find out amazing facts aswell such as the most poisonous fish. This is really a great book and anyone out there who likes animals this is the book for you.

Adam Age:10
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars weirdest animals 3 Oct 2010
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I bought this for my 7 year old son & he loves it.... Its full of the weirdest creatures ive ever seen :) Its interesting & factual... a good book for those who like the weird & wonderful :)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Weurdest animals 3 Feb 2012
By Mandy
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This is a very interesting book, because it really does show weird animals that I had never seen. Photos are great, but it is a much smaller book than I had expected.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not that suitable for children! 20 Mar 2013
By AnnaMR2
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I was reading this book with my 8 year old who has a fascination for strange animals and such, I found that I had to edit or filter what I was reading as I was taken by surprise with some of the content. Luckily my child did not notice my editing, I didnt want to read to him about fish having orgasms! Seems funny, but he wouldn't have understood and I didn't want to have to explain! If I had bought this book just for myself the content would not have been an issues, but these books looked to be aimed at a children audience.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bit Small 8 Dec 2011
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Be aware that this is a very small book, I didn't check the actual size and was disappointed. I bought one for a 7 year old boy and had to buy something else to add to the parcel. The boy however loved the book and tried to find the animal that looked most like Daddy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wierd and wonderful 29 May 2010
This is a must have book for young naturalists everywhere- great photos and easily digestible, information about these weird and wonderful creatures. Truth is definitely stranger than fiction!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars happy with purchase 6 Jan 2013
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there are quite a few weird animals in this book some i'd never even heard of. Alot of writing on one page in smallish print which put my 7 old off a bit. But he likes it if I read it to him.
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5.0 out of 5 stars World's Weirdest Animals 5 Jan 2013
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Excellent little book. Great value. Loved The World's Weirdest Animails.Hope to find more in this series. Excellent photography in it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
Great little book full of information and fun facts. Bought as a Christmas gift and my partner really enjoyed reading it. He'd never even heard of some of the creatures. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Emmy H
5.0 out of 5 stars Worlds weirdest animals book
When this book arrived I was surprised how small it was but I have to say it's given my grandson a lot of pleasure so that made up for it.
Published 19 days ago by JackyW
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok
Interesting and definitely weird.
Wouldn't keep an older child amused for very long but younger ones maybe.
Arrived quickly and well packaged.
Published 21 days ago by ShellyB76
4.0 out of 5 stars Weirdest Animals
The title doesn't disappoint, the book was a lot smaller than I thought it would be but a very interesting read for my 12 year old son and me
Published 1 month ago by S, Judd
5.0 out of 5 stars Worlds Weidest Animals
Bought this book for my grandson. Lots of really good information about strange animals a good book for almost all ages. Well recommended
Published 2 months ago by sandra
4.0 out of 5 stars kids liked it
bit small, thought would be bigger but my fault as should have checked dimensions.
arrived day late, but not end of world. Read more
Published 3 months ago by basilbrush
5.0 out of 5 stars World's Weirdest Animals
Our grandson was intrigued with these animals and this book. He now wants the other in the series. Thank you.
Published 3 months ago by Lorna Dopson
3.0 out of 5 stars Looks interesting just much smaller than expected!
Nice stocking filler but I think 6.99 is probably a little much for what it is. I'm sure it will be entertaining enough though
Published 4 months ago by Dr. R. Hearn
2.0 out of 5 stars Ughhh
Not for adults only children with their idea of funny
grotesque but kids will love it
Not too bad for the price
Published 4 months ago by susan layton
4.0 out of 5 stars A Xmas filler
Xmas stocking filler

It seems an interesting book but I have yet to read it fully to see if it is good
Published 4 months ago by Elaine
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