I have reviewed the Who Would Win? books before. Overall, they are a fun series that gives information about different animals, and if matched up (sometimes naturally happening and sometimes due to imagination) who would win in a Battle Royale. Sometimes one of the books (done in an early reader sized book but range from around ages seven to ten, depending on the reader/listener) might seem “off” by saying a skunk would defeat a coyote (or something like that) but hey, there are skunks and coyotes so of course at least one has won against a predator. But like the coyote (I keep picking coyotes as they are a fun animal) and the dingo (who probably would never meet in real life as one resides in the US and the other in Australia), they do seem more evenly matched.
And in Who Would Win: Triceratops vs. Spinosaurus you have a pair of dinosaurs that probably would not have met (one in the US and one in Asia) but due to the fact the continents were closer together, land bridges and the Spinosaurus can swim, it is probably possible. But that aside, how would an herbivore (Triceratops) beat a carnivore? Jerry Pallotta lays out the facts, fun comments, and extras to give the big picture and shows how it could be possible. But then again, the door is wide open, and you could easily have the other side win, too. And the cover shows you how Bob Bolster includes art of creatures we do not really know a lot about the external appearance in tasteful ways to show the possible time and animals.
Now don’t get me wrong, I like me a good dinosaur (I have one on my desk at work) but I found Who Would Win? Green Ants Vs. Army Ants a bit more interesting. Pallotta again puts two different animals together, but instead of one-on-one, we have both armies going to battle. The size of an ant, the size of the colony, where they are located (opposite side of the globe) and their abilities come together. This time, due to size and species being same/similar it felt more evenly matched. That is until you get into it. I know nothing too little about ants; therefore, I had something to learn and this time I picked the same one the author chooses. Yet, it is still possible for the other one to come out on top.