Animal Superpowers!

S. & S./Beach Lane. Jun. 2024. 48p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781534456273.
PreS-Gr 2–Cherrix reveals how in order to survive their environments, animals developed behaviors and physical abilities called adaptations to help them survive. The things these animals can do are beyond expectation and imagination. There’s the pea-sized jellyfish called turritopsis that mastered immortality. It can reset its life cycle after it has been hurt and relive its life over and over again. The alpine ibex can defy gravity using its rubbery split hooves to walk up walls and climb surfaces many animals are incapable of traversing. There’s also a snapping shrimp with a powerful bubble bomb attack, a barn owl with super-sensitive hearing, and an eel that zaps its prey with electricity. Each animal’s superpower evolved over time to help the animal hunt, survive, and protect itself in its environment. This picture book continuously fascinates with glimpses of animals with astonishing capabilities. Children will love sharing these fun facts with their friends and family. The illustrations, created with both traditional and digital media, resemble comic book panels, which really reinforces the superpower theme. The colorful depictions of a variety of animals are guaranteed to grab attention.
VERDICT Animal lovers and nonfiction readers will delight in this compelling work and surefire hit.

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