OMG, I was so so hyped when I saw this book pop up on Netgalley! I absolutely LOVED Philip Bunting’s earlier two books: The World’s Most Pointless Animals and The World’s Most Ridiculous Animals. I just had had to get this new book of his. I was hoping that it would be another favourite of mine (5+ stars), and yes it was! Oh man, I laughed. So much.
In this book we meet several atrocious/fearsome animals.. but do they really deserve that reputation? The book features 54 animals. You will meet the Atlantic Wolffish, say hi to the Green Anaconda, wave and run when you meet the Komodo Dragon, swim in the seas and meet Boy Jellyfish and Bluespotted Ribbontail Rays, laugh with Hyenas, and more. I loved the choices and I agree that they are very well known for their fearsomeness/being atrocious. I loved reading about them and learning more about these animals and what makes them to be what they are said to be.
Each animal gets 1 or 2 pages. A big picture and some small text about the animal and what he does. It is nice and bite-sized this way. Sometimes books about animals just give you so much information that it the mind just gets too full, but this? This is perfect.
Just like the previous books this one is also packed to the gills with puns. Not just giving the animals new Latin names, like Grey Wolf > Biggus Baddus or Bull Shark > Nom Chompsky. But also through showing us a picture of the animal and pointing arrows at it with information. Some are just normal, but there are a few that just made me laugh so much. Like with the Hairy Frog: “Known to kermit hideous crimes.” or for the Orca: “They sing together to form an orcastra.” or this one for the African Giant Swallowtail: “Will give you much more than butterflies in your tummy.” I just loved each picture and see what things would be mentioned there.
All in all, I loved this one and it was so much fun! I hope that Philip Bunting will bring out many more of these books because I want more! I would highly recommend this book to all~