Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - What If Humans Were Like Animals?

Friday, May 3, 2013

Book Review - What If Humans Were Like Animals?

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About the Book

Everyone has wondered what it would be like to be their pet dog or cat—covered in fur, walking on all fours. But have you ever wondered what it would be like to have eight eyes and legs like a spider? What if you drank through a straw that was part of your mouth like a butterfly? The imagination runs wild in this book that explores the hilarious possibilities of what it would be like if people had the traits of animals – all while learning distinct and disgusting facts about them. For instance, picture what it would be like if people...

  • Carried their young in their mouths like jawfish do.
  • Were as strong as carpenter ants, which can lift 850 times their own weight.
  • Could stretch over 10 times their own length the way that ribbon worms can.
  • Had eyes in their hands like starfish.
  • Had skunk defenses and squirted some stink out of their rears when they’re attacked.

What If Humans Were Animals imagines all these possibilities and more in hilariously graphic picture and gag-provoking text that entertains as well as educates. Readers will never be able to forget all these animal facts when they picture them in this zany and outrageous context.

About the Author

Marianne Taylor is a writer and editor, with a lifelong interest in science and nature. After seven years working for book and magazine publishers, she took the leap into the freelance world, and has since written ten books on wildlife, science and general natural history, including I Used to Know That: Science. She is also an illustrator and keen photographer.

About the Series’ Illustrator
Paul Moran is an illustrator living in London. For over twenty years he has produced artwork for magazines, comics, books and toys.

My Take on the Book
This was a fun book that turns the tables on  of a human and allows the reader to consider some interesting facts and animal instincts etc. The book makes the reader think out loud about what it would be like to have some of the same abilities as other animals. Some of the ideas were a bit out there, but my girls found the book to be funny, witty and sometimes even outrageous. Overall, the book itself was a fun easy read that all will really enjoy!

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