Wry narration from Jenkins ( The Squirrels&#8217; Busy Year) and dreamy illustrations by Kitamura ( My Hand) elevate what could be a pedestrian animal exploration...It&#8217;s not just a good crocodile reference; it&#8217;s a good introduction to reference books. &#8212;Publishers Weekly (starred review) &#8220;If there&#8217;s one thing you should know about crocodiles, it&#8217;s that they&#8217;re really scary,&#8221; begins this enticing picture-book overview of the toothy reptiles...With its measured, coy joy in the fierce details, this is the crocodile book that many kids have been waiting for, and it will end up on repeat as a readaloud and a readalone for many. &#8212;Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review) Kitamura&#8217;s mixed-media illustrations correspond with the text but include a bit of whimsy in extratextual features, such as the depiction of a nattily dressed crocodile scanning a restaurant menu of favored prey in the back matter. Chomp down on this one; there&#8217;s a lot of meat on these narrative bones. &#8212;The Horn Book It may be hard to love a crocodile but, by taking a humorous approach, Beware of the Crocodile manages to make this fearsome reptile almost endearing. The combination of informative, non-judgemental text and delightful illustrations makes this a perfect gift for any child who loves animals. &#8212;New York Journal of Books As fascinating to read as it is fun to look at, Beware of Crocodiles is fast-paced, full of facts, cool illustrations, and a dash of humor here and there, making this book educational and enjoyable. &#8212;Reading Eagle (from Kendal Rautzhan's 'Books to Borrow') Martin Jenkins writes in a playful, informative way about crocs and their habit of waiting just below the surface of lakes and rivers for passers-by who stop to have a drink...Satoshi Kitamura&#8217;s expressive style of illustration is perfectly suited to presenting these toothy monsters, whose curved jaws look&#8212;almost&#8212;as if they are smiling. &#8212;The Wall Street Journal
A book that challenges common misconceptions about the nature of intelligence. Satoshi Kanazawa's Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters (written with Alan S. Miller) was hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "a rollicking bit of pop Science & Technology that turns the lens of evolutionary psychology on issues of the day." That book answered such burning questions as why women tend to lust after males who already have mates and why newborns look more like Dad than Mom. Now Kanazawa tackles the nature of intelligence: what it is, what it does, what it is good for (if anything). Highly entertaining, smart (dare we say intelligent?), and daringly contrarian, The Intelligence Paradox will provide a deeper understanding of what intelligence is, and what it means for us in our lives. Asks why more intelligent individuals are not better (and are, in fact, often worse) than less intelligent individuals in solving some of the most important problems in life - such as finding a mate, raising children, and making friends Discusses why liberals are more intelligent than conservatives, why atheists are more intelligent than the religious, why more intelligent men value monogamy, why night owls are more intelligent than morning larks, and why homosexuals are more intelligent than heterosexuals Explores how the purpose for which general intelligence evolved - solving evolutionarily novel problems - allows us to explain why intelligent people have the particular values and preferences they have Challenging common misconceptions about the nature of intelligence, this book offers surprising insights into the cutting-edge of Science & Technology at the intersection of evolutionary psychology and intelligence research.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Neal Rohrer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004876/bk_adbl_004876_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.