Most Dangerous, The
Dangerous animals from all over the world gather for the Most Dangerous Animal of All Contest. Snakes, spiders, sharks . . . who will the winner be? Deadly poison, huge teeth, razor -sharp horns, and fearsome feet are just a few of the ways that animals kill. Predators mean to kill. Prey simply defend themselves. And yet, the unexpected most deadly-animal doesn’t mean to harm at all!

Written by Terri Fields
Illustrated by Laura Jacques

32 pg, 10 x 8.5, Ages 4-8, Grades PK-3
Lexile: AD 650, AR: 3.6, RC: 2.7, F&P: P
Hardcover 9781607185260 $17.95  
Spanish Hardcover 9781607186779 $17.95  
Paperback 9781607185352 $9.95  
Spanish Paperback 9781628554243 $9.95  
EBook 9781607185635 $6.95  
Spanish EBook 9781628551495 $6.95  
Keywords:   behavioral adaptation, predators, prey protection, adaptations, geography, life science, predators/prey, map, craft
Animals in the book:   box jelly, inland taipan, great white shark, porcupinefish, Brazillian wandering spider, Cape buffalo, saltwater crocodile, hippopotomus, cassowary, mosquito
Vetters:   Thanks to Loran Wlodarski, Science Writer, for verifying the accuracy of the information in this book.

"In Fields’s book, the animals are personified, stating their own case and thereby causing the judges to cower and tremble. Much smaller images and text on four additional pages offer learning activities with additional interactive quizzes and teaching activities to become available via the publisher’s website. With animals a perennial favorite and a cover featuring the gaping mouths of a shark, snake, and crocodile, this contest is likely to lure the most reluctant readers."
-School LIbrary Journal

Author/Illustrator Info:

Terri Fields has written nineteen books which have garnered a number of awards including the Maud Hart Lovelace Award for Middle Grades Fiction, the Georgia Children's Choice Award, being named to the Recommended Reading List for Chicago Public Schools, the TAYSHAS (Texas) Reading List, the Southwest Books of the Year List, and as one of the 100 Top Kid Picks in Children's Books in Arizona. In addition to Tornado Tamer, she has written Burro's Tortillas and The Most Dangerous for Arbordale. A long time desert-dweller, Ms Fields has enjoyed sharing her books with children all over the world. In addition to writing, Ms. Fields is also a educator who has been named Arizona Teacher of the Year, ING Education Innovator for Arizona, and been selected as one of the twenty teachers on the All-USA Teacher Team of the nation's top educators. Terri Fields has worked with students in first through twelfth grades. Ms. Fields sees the world around her in terms of the wonderful stories it reveals. Visit Terri's website.

Award-winning illustrator Laura Jacques is passionate about illustrating children's books that focus on natural history, wildlife, and environmental awareness for children. In addition to illustrating Tornado Tamer, The Most Dangerous, Baby Owl’s Rescue and Whistling Wings for Arbordale, she has also illustrated For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson, Squirrel Assist, At Home in the Rain Forest, and Wildlife Refuge: A Classroom Adventure. Her books have won several honors and awards, including "NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children" sponsored by the Children's Book Council and the "KIND Children's Book Award" sponsored by the Association for Humane and Environmental Education, a division of the Humane Society of the United States. For more information, visit Laura’s website:


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