Book of the Day: Big as a Giant Snail

Saturday, May 21, 2022
All Day


Nature is full of giants, and the critters in this book are living large! Just ask the blue whale, which eats up to 40 million krill a day to fuel its 150-ton bulk. But size isn’t everything. And not all big animals are lethal predators or lumbering beasts. There are twelve-foot sea turtles that cut through the water with speed and grace, eight-inch snails that devour whole houses with their thousands of tiny teeth–and let’s not forget the elephant seal in the room, whose jumbo “trunk” amplifies its grunts for miles around!