Guided Reading Level: PGrade Level Equivalent: 3
Winner of ASJA's (American Society of Journalists and Authors) 2018 Annual Writing Awards for Children/Young Adult Nonfiction.50 Wacky Things Animals Do is loaded with all the wacky, interesting, and sometimes gross things animals do that seem too crazy to be true, but are! The planet Earth is a big place, and it's filled with all kinds of animals that do some pretty crazy things! For example, did you know that giraffes clean their ears with their tongues? Or that food passes through a giant squid's brain before going to its stomach? It's true!50 Wacky Things Animals Do describes 50 unbelievable animals and the things they do that seem too crazy to be true - but are! Whether incredible, funny, or just plain gross, these peculiar and fascinating animal behaviors will surprise and delight fun-fact lovers and future zoologists alike. You'll have so much fun you'll be doing handstands like you were a skunk (something they really do!) and laughing like a hyena (how they really communicate!).
Tricia Martineu Wagner, a North Carolina author and presenter, is a well-versed and entertaining speaker who brings books to life. She conducts hands-on, living-history and children's book presentations for elementary schools around the country on topics pertaining to her books.
Carles Ballesteros is a Spanish-born illustrator living and working in Santiago, Chile. He uses a mixture of traditional drawing skills with digital techniques to create his work, and is a member of the Catalan Illustration Association (APIC).