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Summary

There are 1.371 million animal species on Earth, each with their own quirky characteristics. Keep listening to learn some bonkers and hysterical facts about a few of them!

  • Like the time my friend's hearing aid was stolen by a kookaburra
  • Or the bizarre courting rituals of echidnas
  • Or that cockroaches can survive without their heads
  • Or that platypuses glow in the dark!

People won't protect things they don't love. People won't love things they don't know. Here's your kid's chance (and your chance, too) to get to know some awesome, amazing, and amusing animals! In this audiobook, you'll also discover:

  • Which animals have technicolor bodies
  • Which insects have been known to engage in mutiny
  • Which animals are the most dedicated parents
  • Which population of insects weigh more than humans!

I'm Mary Beth (aka, aReluctantMom.com), a wildlife biologist who has spent years working on wildlife conservation issues both as a field biologist and as a lobbyist in Washington, DC.

In the field, I implemented conservation projects for birds and marine animals; in DC, I fought to pass natural resource conservation legislation and distributed millions in funding for fish and wildlife conservation programs.

In short, I love animals and was reluctant to leave my work behind for maternity leave.

But now that I'm a mom, I'm trying to instill that same love of animals in my kiddo. It fills my heart to see him try to move turtles out of the road, rescue jellyfish on the beach, and save moths that get into the house. 

The world around us is fascinating, as is the wildlife in it. My goal is to inspire a love and respect for this planet that'll make the next generation socially and environmentally conscious and motivate them to protect the earth, its inhabitants, and its resources. Download this audiobook now to join the movement, and get a laugh in the process! Enjoy!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 a Reluctant Mom (P)2022 a Reluctant Mom

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A good book for kids

This book is fun to listen to, and anyone will enjoy it including adults. i am happy I had listened to it as it was educational and a good way to relax. I suggest parents listen to this book with their children for learning and fun.

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Fun for All the Family

This is a great book for the car on the drive to all the things the kids do after school activities and on longer journeys. Amazingly funny and surprising facts. We should all find out and learn to look after all living creatures on the planet. Turn your children and adults into firm animal-loving conservationists with stuff we did not know and bugs and things we had never heard of before!

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Fun and Interesting!

It was really great, some information are new and it was really something. Great content for both kids and adults, gave a fun twist for everyone to enjoy. Fun way to learn more about animals. Highly recommend this! great narration and all.

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WOW!

Some of these animal facts absolutely blew my mind!! over 3.5 hours of pure fun for both me and the kids. We put it on every morning on the way to school and it certainly made the car journeys fun. They're now onto round 2 and are listening through it again. Great narration by Hilary Buuck!

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Such a Fun Book

I listened to this with my girls and we had so much fun, discussing so may topics and there were so many questions. It was really sweet quality time with my babies. So grateful for this Animal Fact Book!! Highly recomend for curious minds.

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Amazing!

Who knew! This is so interesting! Kids and adults alike will love this! It is the perfect listen for long car rides or just at home for some new fun and excitement. I learned so much from this book. The world is fascinating, and it is so essential for our children and us to know as much about it as possible. To love and care for our earth and all its amazing creatures! I would highly recommend giving this a listen!

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Perfect for kids!

I listened to this with my nephew who is obsessed with animals at the minute and it was a huge hit! The book is filled with interesting facts and the narration is easy to listen to and engaging for kiddos! The facts are fun and there were more than a few laugh-out-loud moments. I would highly recommend this book!

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Great for kids!


Very interesting facts and some non-generic animals too. Heavily features Marine animals but has some birds, bugs and land mammals too. I found myself often referring to the pdf to look at pictures. Very enthusiastic narrator & high energy. Overall I think it would be good for kids. I didn't know cockroaches could run at an equivalent of 200mph if they were human size.

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Fun learning time with the kids

I have a long commute to take my little ones to school, and I'm always looking for something engaging to do for them. So we will listen to an audiobook. First, I will bookmark certain sections, then my son will use my phone to navigate through the sections, and each of us will try and think of an example where we can apply the knowledge. This makes for an enjoyable, interactive experience for all of us.. This audiobook is excellent for that because it's alphabetical. So we can learn about Bees one day and about cockroaches the next day. My son was fascinated that cockroaches can live up to ten days without a head! I learned these and many more facts while playing this game. The kids get ready for school faster since they look forward to the next fun session. Excellent audiobook, A+, highly recommended.

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So comprehensively informative.

I had a wonderful time listening to this ebook. It is jam-packed with interesting information about animals and insects. A cockroach can live for 10 days without its head. Amazing! There is so much here that I didn't know. I can see children's eyes popping as they educate their parents on the material they learned in this book.

An amazing read, beautifully narrated.

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  • Andrew Hudson
  • 03-05-22

Very Fun

This book is full of many interesting facts about animals that I didn't even know myself! The kids loved this book and like to show off these facts to their friends. I recommend this to others...

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-05-22

Learned so much

This was an absolute joy to listen to. It had so many fun facts that I did not have a clue about. It was perfect for the road trip and had everyone stumped more than once or twice. Super narrator is just a little fast for my liking. All around spectacular listen

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  • Josh P
  • 10-05-22

Kids really enjoyed it

We have been using this to get our kids interested in science, and it's been great being able to put this on without the struggle of enforcing reading time.
The content is fantastic, the narration is engaging, and as long as you're ok with having your children repeat fun animal facts to everyone they know, I highly recommend it.

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  • Bookworm S
  • 09-05-22

Lots of Fun Facts About Animals!

If you've got a long drive and want to keep your kids (and yourself) entertained then this audiobook will do the trick. Found myself going "Hmmm ... interesting ... didn't know that!" quite a few times. Did you know armadillos give birth to identical quadruplets? Or that there were 2,800 species of termites? This is a very well researched audiobook so you'll definitely learn something new. Well worth the listen!

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  • TG
  • 09-05-22

Fun tool for all ages

I truly enjoyed listening to this book, so much so that my wife wanted to continue listening with me! The listing of animals we especially interesting!

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  • Robert Balazs
  • 08-05-22

Entertaining!

This book is great for the kiddos and I even learned some things I didn't know. I think this book will be great for road trips!

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  • Travis Warner
  • 07-05-22

Fun Fun FUN!

This audio is great for the whole family. Turn the TV off this Friday night and have a Trivia night with the whole family. We all learned a ton, and the questions are fun and unique. I also thought that the narrator had excellent pacing and it is great that it is set up as interactive audio.

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  • The Curious Reader
  • 06-05-22

Fun entertainment!

I played this while babysitting a few 5-8 years old children. They love it! I made it into an activity for them where we look up pictures of the animals as we go through the animal facts. So many interesting and peculiar facts I was completely clueless about lol. I appreciate that each chapter focuses on a different animal class, The trivia is great to help them develop critical thinking skills. I can't wait for when I can take them to the zoo and see some of the animals in real life!

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  • Bruce S.
  • 05-05-22

My Grandson and I loved this book!

I spent yesterday afternoon listening to this book with my six-year-old grandson. I can honestly say that not only was the book informative, but it was also a fun way for my Grandson to listen and learn. We discussed each animal and clearly the author supplied many great facts that my Grandson found to be " AWESOME" his word !

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  • Anonymous user
  • 03-05-22

Great listen!

It's very interesting animal facts. I like the information that is not just for kids but also for adults because it has so many facts about each animal. I like how it organizes from A-Z so it is easily remembered the name and their facts better.