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Author Murrie, Matthew, author.

Title The screaming hairy armadillo and 76 other animals with weird, wild names / Matthew Murrie, Steve Murrie, Julie Benbassat.

Publication Info. New York : Workman Publishing Co., Inc., c2020.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Eureka Juvenile Non-Fiction  J590.14 Mur    ---  Available
Edition First.
Description 154 pages col. ill.; 24 cm.
Summary "A fascinating compendium featuring over 70 unusual animal species. What's in a name? This lively, illustrated celebration is jam-packed with creatures notable for their bizarre, baffling, and just-plain-funny names. Meet the White-Bellied Go-Away Bird, whose cry sounds like someone screaming, "Go away!" Or the Aye-Aye, whose name means "I don't know" in Malagasy because no one wants anything to do with this bad-luck creature. Some are obvious, if still weird--guess what the Fried Egg Jellyfish looks like. Others sound like an inside joke: It's easy to figure out what was on the taxonomist's mind when he christened a fly he discovered Pieza Pie. Along the way you'll learn all about these curiously named animals' just-as-curious habits, appearances, and abilities"-- Provided by publisher.
Audience Ages 7-10 Workman Publishing Co., Inc.
Grades 2-3 Workman Publishing Co., Inc.
Added Author Murrie, Steve, author.
Benbassat, Julie, illustrator.
ISBN 9781523508112 (paperback)

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