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Product Description

Some creatures are small and cute and fluffy. Some are cold and slimy with gigantic venomous teeth. Which would you rather read about? Tip: if it’s the first lot, don’t read Nasty Nature – because all the animals in here are deadly and disgusting and very nasty indeed! Erk!

So only read on if you’re ready to find out:

  • how vampire bats slurp blood
  • what a singing gorilla sounds like
  • which sickening snake will kill you quickest
  • how to speak awful animal language
  • which frog lives in a toilet cistern
  • how to dodge a man-eating tiger
  • which Japanese fish dish can kill you

Hungry hunters on the prowl. Creepy creatures lurking. Death on the dinner plate. Yes – it’s murder out there!

Product Details

Series

Horrible Science

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780439944519

Publisher

Scholastic

Date published

February 4th, 2008

Other details
  • 176 pages
Condition

New

UK edition

Author/Illustrator

Nick Arnold

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When he is not writing, Nick spends his time travelling around the UK, giving talks to children in bookshops, schools and libraries. He has recently moved to Devon, England. Horrible Science author Nick Arnold has been writing books and stories since he was a lad. Even in those days his favourite subjects for stories were horrible goings-on – the more gruesome the better. So you see, he hasn’t changed a bit.

Nick’s first published books appeared several years ago when he was working at the University of North London on a project teaching children about nature. This led on to magazine articles. And one day Nick had a brilliant idea, if he could write articles he could write books… Since then Nick has lost count of the number of books he’s written.

He teamed up with Scholastic and the best-selling/award-winning series, Horrible Science was created. There’s currently over twenty titles on sale – including Ugly Bugs, Blood, Bones and Body Bits, Chemical Chaos, Nasty Nature and Disgusting Digestion to name but a few. Nick’s most recent books are Explosive Experiments, Killer Energy and The Body Owner’s Handbook.

Ugly Bugs and Blood Bones & Body Bits won the prestigious Rhône-Poulenc Junior Science Books Prize in 1997. Nick’s also had the honour of being a judge for the Rhône-Poulenc Prize for Science. Sales across the series now stand at over an amazing one and half million books!

Aside from Horrible Science Nick has written Awesome Archeology for The Knowledge, Speedy Reads: The Moon Landing. He soon have a new series to his name called Wild Lives, about the first year in animals life, first up Nick will be looking at lions and sharks!

When he’s not writing books, Nick is constantly taking his one-person show to bookshops, libraries, festivals and schools. The show is everything you would expect from a Horrible Science book, packed with revolting experiments and gory descriptions.

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Internet Vet is the first series he has written and illustrated. His own family are animal mad, and Internet Vet gives him more than a few ideas for the books, as well as plenty of reference for his research.

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  1. Avatar bat 761713

    batsnrats
    on 15 May 2013

    I got this book from a charity shop. I read it. I loved it. I learned.

    Now I’ve read it about 10 times, I stll find it hilarious.

    However, I DO NOT agree that rats are filthy and hideous and all of that nonsense because they are the cleanest (Drawing with cats) and one of the most intelligent animals in the world!

  2. Pearl 113298

    ellie-melay27
    on 6 March 2013

    soooo funny i love this book and all it’s series! you don’t even have to like art, science or be good at either one of them to like this series. hope you like this book and i recommend all the other books in the series too!if you dont like animals or creepy crawlies, then dont read this book lool

  3. Petula 113689

    willwater
    on 26 November 2011

    this book is brill

    5out of 5