3rd Grade to 5th Grade
George is looking for a job to raise money for a new bike, so when he sees a Help Wantedad for Wormestall Farm, he goes for it. The ad is searching for the Right Person, and George very much hopes that’s him. Before long, he’s involved in a madcap adventure involving creatures both (supposedly) extinct and (previously-thought-to-be) mythological, a new friend, and a maniacal taxidermist who wants the animals of Wormestall Farm in her own private collection…stuffed, of course.
As soon as I read that this farm had not just extinct animals but cryptic animals as well, I knew I had to read this book. I wish this book existed back when I was a kid. I was obsessed with mythical and supernatural creatures when I was younger. I made an alphabetical list of them that I updated frequently.
There are seven different kinds of extinct animals mentioned in this story and I had fun looking them up online. Be sure to check out the glossary at the back of this book to learn more about the animals living at Wormestall Farm.
The only thing that would have made this story even better is if it had a Tasmanian tiger as one of the extinct animals. I learned about this animal on Wild Kratts. See picture below:
Just look at those stripes! And that mouth! I wish these animals were still around.
This weeks’ Weird but True Fact about Cloning
Bringing extinct animals back to life through cloning is possible only for animals that have left cells or DNA that scientists can use in the lab.