Whether they've been stung by a bee or seen more deadly creatures at the zoo or on television, kids are fascinated by – and afraid of – poisonous creatures. This book explains everything about these animals, from how they produce their venom to how they've been used by humans to win wars and kill prisoners. Trivia-hungry readers will be amazed to learn that the king cobra can grow to a length of 18 feet and that some ants can use their poison to put out small fires. The Bergers ask and answer questions about snakes, ants, bees, jellyfish, spiders, poisonous frogs, stingrays, and many more creatures, both rare and common. They give kids clear explanations of the differences between poisonous and non-poisonous snakes, caterpillars, and other animals they may encounter close to home.