Remember Can it Rain Cats and Dogs? by Melvin and Gilda Berger? Well, Do Tarantulas Have Teeth? is from the same series and is every bit as educational and engaging.
This Q&A occurs on page 25.
Were wasps ever used to kill prisoners?
Yes, in ancient Rome. A favorite punishment was death by stinging.
The prisoner was first covered with honey and tied up near a hive of angry wasps. The wasps knew what to do. They went for the honey and ended up stinging the prisoner to death.
A little violent.
Conclusion. Great. Everything your child ever wanted to know about poisonous animals is answered in this book.
Review © 2013 Laura Verret