Product Details
List Price:
$10.95
Ages:
5 to 7
Grades:
K to 2
Pages:
32
Trim Size:
10" x 8"
Published:
03/2011
Imprint:
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-872-1
Illustrations:
Full-color photographs
Lexile Level:
NC820L

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About the Book

Overview

Bugs that make kids say "Wow!" Here are twenty-one sex-legged wonders from around the world—from the 22-inch-long Giant Stick Insect of Borneo to North America's Western Pygmy Blue Butterfly, with a wingspan of just a half inch. Huge mandibles, tiny bumps, and other amazing adaptations—big and little—enable each kind of insect to find food, avoid enemies, or fight for mates. Sandra Markle and Simon Pollard follow their successful Spiders: Biggest! Littlest! with a new feast for young scientific minds. The simple text and captivating full-color photographs offer new insights into the amazing survival skills of the world's most fascinating creatures.

Reviews

"Few opportunities are possible for either adults or children to view an elephant weevil, male stalk-eyed flies, whitefly larvae, or Hercules beetle as closely as this book offers." Kirkus Reviews

"A bonus to classroom teachers seeking high-quality material clearly aligned to teaching standards." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"A bonus to classroom teachers seeking high-quality material clearly aligned to teaching standards." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Meet the Author

Sandra Markle

Sandra Markle has written more than seventy nonfiction books about science for children. She has won more than thirty awards for her work. In addition to her books, Ms. Markle has developed science specials for television as well as Internet-based educational programs. She lives in New Zealand.

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