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Informational (nonfiction), 1,335 words, Level S (Grade 3), Lexile 960L
Join the author as she interviews Jude McNally, the director of the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center in Tucson, Arizona. Mr. McNally is an expert on desert animals that are venomous and can be harmful to humans. The reader will learn the difference between life-threatening and non-life-threatening bites and stings, what symptoms to look for, the specific animals that are most dangerous, and advice for staying safe around these creatures.
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