Ostriches (Superpower Field Guide)
This third installment in the hilarious and highly-illustrated full-color Superpower Field Guide series features the silly-looking, surprisingly fierce Ostrich. This two-toed torpedo may have the largest eyes of any animal on dry land, but it can outrun most horses!
Meet Eno, an ordinary ostrich living in the Serengeti, a corner of the African savanna. But there's something you should know: Even ordinary ostriches are extraordinary. And that includes Eno.
You’re thinking that ostriches are just overgrown chickens with ridiculous necks, skinny legs, and bad attitudes. And you’re right! Believe it or not, that neck helps ostriches run at supersonic speeds. Those skinny legs can kill a lion dead. And these are only a few weapons in Eno's arsenal of superfierce survival skills—Eno has Colossal Orbs of Telescopic Vision, the Impossible Ever-Flow Lung, the Egg of Wonder, and so many more.
You’re still not convinced that ostriches are superpowered, are you? Well, you don’t know ostriches yet. But you will.
Focusing on some of the most mysterious and misunderstood animals in the world, this series sheds light on the “superpowers” of animals that may seem ordinary or annoying. Each book covers information about how they were discovered, where they live, basic anatomy, various species, and (most importantly) their superpower. Each animal has at least one main “superpower,” or special ability that no other animal shares. The hope of this series is for the reader to appreciate these unique animals, and others, that often go unnoticed and unwanted. Each book includes many pictures and illustrations throughout and are information-filled. The back of each book includes a glossary of terms used throughout the book, as well as additional ways to learn about the featured animal. A 9” ruler is printed on the inside of the front cover for a size reference when measurements are mentioned throughout the book. 96 pgs, pb. ~ Brianna