Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 8
- Grade: 1 to 3
"An attractive series for kids intrigued by animals in the wild." -- Booklist
Set over a 24-hour period, meet busy honeybees, transforming caterpillars, and an army of leafcutter ants in this kids’ nonfiction book about the coolest insects on Earth.
Follow the lives of individual bugs as they fly, hunt, hide, and scuttle their way through their day. Bug expert Dr. Jessica L. Ware introduces characters from cicadas to butterflies in the style of a nature documentary, with a sprinkling of simple science explanations perfect for future zoologists. Witness incredible moments including:
• A dragonfly escaping a hungry frog
• A shield bug looking after her newly-hatched babies
• A gigantic comet moth with superpowered wings
Beautifully illustrated by Chaaya Prabhat and packed with animal facts, Bugs (A Day in the Life) is one of the first titles in an exciting new series of animal books from Neon Squid.
Also available: Big Cats, Sharks, Horses
About the authors
Dr. Jessica L. Ware is an insect expert who works at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Her work focuses on how insects evolved over time—particularly dragonflies, damselflies, termites, cockroaches, and mantises! She is the current president of the Worldwide Dragonfly Association, and serves as Vice President of the Entomological Society of America. Dr. Ware has been awarded a presidential award from the US government for her work on insect evolution.
Chaaya Prabhat is a graphic designer, illustrator, and lettering artist. After completing her MA in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art and Design, she now works in Chennai, India. She has worked with clients including Penguin, Hachette, Snapchat, Google, and The Obama Foundation.
Praise for the A Day in the Life series:
"From action scenes to tidbits of intriguing information to paragraphs of explanation, the text has plenty to offer animal lovers. Varied in layout, these fully illustrated books feature vibrant, stylized artwork with distinctive palettes. An attractive series for kids intrigued by animals in the wild." -- Booklist