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It's a vast world we live in, filled with many majestic, beautiful creatures.
It's also filled with foul bottom-feeders and mucus monsters who'll do just about anything to survive. Learn all about the crabs who only eat rotting flesh, called carrion, or how hippos helipcopter their poop and send in flying in many directions to mark their hunting territory. Picking noses may be forbidden at school, but it's how gorillas and orangutans clear their noses so they can smell food and predators. Chock full of glossy, high definition photographs of the world's slimiest, stinkiest, bloodiest creatures!
Eight year olds like more challenging construction sets, and are starting to get seriously interested in science. Anything involving potential explosions or high speed makes a good present. They can also start doing cleverer magic and love doing tricks. And anything they can throw or shoot at someone else is also very popular.