Rake, Matthew Real-Monsters: Creatures of the Rain Forest 32 pgs. Lerner, 2016. $25.00 NONFICTION
This book features a selection of 11 different creatures of the rainforest that
are ranked in power, size, strength, aggression, and deadliness. Some of the
creatures are the electric eel, vampire bat, poison dart frog, Hercules beetle
and the harpy eagle. Large color photographs are prevalent.
This was a fascinating
book! I learned some cool and horrifying facts and wanted to jump up and find
someone to share them with. There are two “photos” that might jar young
readers, a harpy eagle carrying a sloth to its death and a Anaconda strangling
a horrified capybara, both images looked to be photoshopped and I wish they
hadn’t been included. But the rest of the photography is well chosen and dynamic.
EL(K-3) –ADVISABLE Reviewer:
Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.