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To many, the curved tail of a scorpion is a scary sight. Though it uses a deadly poison to subdue prey and protect itself from predators, only 25 species of scorpion have a venom very harmful to people. Readers learn the particulars of the scorpion stinger as well as the arachnids diet and habits. Full-color photographs bring readers close to this small carnivorewhich most would avoid if seen in person! Fact boxes add further detail to the main content, engaging readers with science information consistent with bug units included in the curriculum.

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