Do monsters live in rivers? What makes piranhas so scary? What is a 'living fossil'? How can fish be shocking? This book takes a look at river-dwelling creatures from around the globe, from the tiny-but-deadly mosquito to aggressive hippos and giant catfish. Scary Creatures of the River is packed with facts written in an accessible question-and-answer format. Special x-ray pages enable readers to see how the internal structure of an animal corresponds to its external appearance. The book features startlingly realistic illustrations and impressive photographs. Informative captions, a glossary, facts section and an index make this title an ideal educational text.