Monday, January 30, 2012

Review: Honey Badger Don't Care by Randall


SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS.COM:
Sweet Jesus--a riotous wildlife book for adults! The mononymous Randall, narrator of the You Tube sensation (15 MILLION views) "The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger," is the wild new voice of nature. In Honey Badger Don't Care(tm), Randall presents a dozen crazy, badass animals of the wild kingdom as only Randall could. Don't be stupid--buy this book!
MY TAKE:
When I first saw the title, I immediately thought of Sue Sylvester's code name for Terry Schuester on Glee. I guess Sue got the name from the video.

The narrator for this book is the same person who narrates the video. As such, I knew that I had to look for and watch the video to make the experience more authentic for me. For those who, like me, haven't seen any of the videos, I have embedded one of the videos below.


Now, imagine that video in book form and you have Honey Badger Don't Care. While the book title mentions the Honey Badger, the book also features other bad-ass endangered animals. My favorite of the animals included in this book is the emperor tamarin because it looks like a kung fu master. :P

I found the writing style to be entertaining and funny, although it could get a little bit tiring occasionally. The layout is also quite colorful: think Time Almanac for Kids.

Thanks to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for e-copy.

THE GOOD:
  1. Informative but not boring.
  2. It promotes animal conservation.
  3. Its writing style is funny and tongue-in-cheek.
THE BAD:
  1. There are a lot of swear words.
  2. The writing style might not appeal to everyone. If you like the video, though, chances are, you'll like the book.
FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
They also eat various insects, including beetles, which they love---but, hey---who isn't a beetles fan?
READ IT IF:
  1. You like honey badgers and other bad-ass animals.
  2. You like funny educational books.
  3. You don't mind books with a lot of swear words.
RATING:
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