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Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite
The humorous, illustrated non-fiction book, How the Animals Do It by Larry Feign, offers readers an insight into the sometimes rather odd world of animals' mating habits. Most people have a vague idea about how dogs, cats, rabbits, and birds do it. Those animals are all around us. Pigeons, for example, are not very shy about educating people about their mating. And everyone who regularly visits lakes will know about drake rape gangs. But do you know what happens when a male and female praying mantis want to procreate? In how many animal species does the act of creating offspring result in one of the parent's death? How do earthworms have babies? When you think about different animals, imagining how they "do it" can be quite puzzling - and this book will solve some of the mysteries.
I recently learned a great deal about the mating habits and physical oddities of male dogs, which made me wonder about animals and their procreation in general. Coincidentally, a few weeks later, I stumbled across How the Animals Do It by Larry Feign. It looked like a read that would be educational but also rather funny. The looks, in this case, were not deceiving. The author does not go into details about mating habits, which would probably not be that entertaining any longer - and unless you work for a breeder, like I do, you don't need to know the details. However, after reading this book, you'll have some of your questions (who did NOT wonder about hedgehogs and their prickly mating?) answered, and will have learned some things you probably never even wondered about. The illustrations that accompany the text are hilarious and really well done. It's a fun book, and I'd recommend to animal lovers as well as to people who simply need some light, fun entertainment.