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Rake, Matthew.
Hungry Tomato, 2016
IL 3-6, RL 6.6
ISBN 1467763632

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It is so strange-looking, that it seems like a creature from another world, but it really is an insect that lives in the rainforest. What is it? A treehopper, an insect that looks amazing with weird structures coming out of its body.  The Brazilian treehopper has four hairy bulbs on top of its head.  Some other treehoppers have growths that looks like twigs or leaves. There is another insect living in the rainforest that looks quite awesome as well. Meet the Hercules beetle. Although it is only the size of a matchbox, it can carry 850 times its own weight and can eat for 24 hours nonstop. It really likes to munch on rotting fruit. The male Hercules  beetle looks fierce with its two horns. The rainforest is also home to a beautifully colored frog that is very dangerous. The Poison dart frog carries so much poison on its skin that it can kill 10,000 mice, 10 to 20 humans, and two elephants. Another formidable inhabitant of the rainforest is the Harpy eagle. It is a very patient bird, waiting for nearly the entire day perched on a branch to swoop down at speeds of up to 50 miles per mile to catch a meal. It attacks its prey swiftly with its powerful talons.  There are many more incredible rainforest animals that you can learn about in this book.  (Name: May Harn Liu,, librarian)

SUBJECTS:     Rain forest animals.

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