Creature Files: Predators: Discover 20 of Nature’s Most Ferocious Hunters – L.J. Tracosas

This is the sort of book I would have loved to borrow from the library when I was a kid. It provides information about 20 predators, including wolverines, bald eagles, polar bears and Tasmanian devils. Readers will learn where each predator lives, their size and weight, and some introductory information about how they live.

Special attention is paid to claws and how each animal uses them, whether for hunting, defending themselves, climbing or burrowing. There are photos of each predator, including a close up of their claws.

My favourite facts were:

In one meal, a full-grown wolf can eat up to 20 pounds of meat – that’s like eating 80 hamburgers.

A grizzly’s claws can be up to 6 inches (15.2 cm) long and as thick as a person’s finger.

Once they sink their teeth in for even a single chomp, the Komodo dragon’s work is done. Their spit contains so many bacteria that even if dinner manages to get away, it’ll eventually collapse from the poison.

Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group – becker&mayer kids! for the opportunity to read this book.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Once Upon a Blurb

There’s no need to fly around the world to see the more fearsome predators out there Creature Files: Predators brings them straight to you! Check out incredible animals from the arctic to the savanna.

Don’t make any sudden movements, because from the savanna to the snowy Arctic, vicious predators are poised to pounce! In Creature Files: Predators, you’ll take a tour around the globe, learning about hunters like the lightning-fast peregrine falcon and the elusive snow leopard.

Experience the fascinating world of claws and talons through this guide filled with juicy facts to chew on – like how grey wolves can eat up to twenty pounds in one meal, and the largest land predator (the polar bear) can weigh up to 1,200 pounds. Animal lovers will find plenty of tidbits, such as which creatures are fastest, where they live and what they eat.

With beautiful photos on every page, this interactive tour also includes maps and even three realistic replica claws of some of the world’s most fearsome predators!

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