Imagine this: Earth has been invaded and you stumble upon a downed alien spaceship and its dying pilot, who gives you an incredible power: you can transform into any animal you touch. This is the premise of the Animorphs series by K. A. Applegate about five kids/Animorphs who can "morph" into an animal to fight the alien invaders.
Cool, but what would it actually be like to be in the body of an animal? How much do you really even know about animals? The Animorphs site has a quiz to test your knowledge. Here are a few sample questions.
Red-tailed hawks mostly eat
c) nuts and seeds
d) other birds
Which animal poses the biggest threat to dolphins?
a) sting rays
c) giant squid
Where is gorillas' natural habitat?
c) South America
d) the zoo