August 17, 2010

Dangerous animals

Never Smile at a Monkey: And 17 Other Important Things to Remember
by Steve Jenkins

Most people know that certain animals ought to be avoided - lions, bears, and sharks to name a few. But there are plenty of other animals out there that can inflict serious injury. This book offers warning tips for all wildlife explorers who don't take care. For instance, never pet a platypus (it has venomous spurs), never jostle a jellyfish (its has stinging tentacles), never stare at a spitting cobra (its venom can blind), never antagonize an African buffalo (it has a nasty temper), and never smile at a rhesus monkey (it may think you're showing aggression). Jenkins' paper collage illustrations are a nice touch.

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