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Bugs Up Close

by Diane Swanson, illustrated by Paul Davidson

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list price: $8.95
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
published: Sep 2007
ISBN:9781554531394
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

We live on a bug planet. Not only are insects the most numerous species on Earth, they've survived for 400 million years and show no signs of slowing down. Take a look outside: little creatures are creeping, jumping and flying everywhere.

Did someone say little?

Not in this book. In these eye-popping, oversized pages, bugs say cheese big time! Through Paul Davidson's powerful camera lens, see a fly the size of a man's shoe, the 30,000-odd lenses in a dragonfly's eyes, the hair on a bee's legs and much more. Bug-loving science writer Diane Swanson delivers fascinating info about buggy lives, buggy eating and lots of buggy bits, such as antennae, wings and weapons, that help make insects the most widespread animals on Earth.

About the Authors
Diane Swanson is an award-winning writer of more than 70 books for children, especially nature and science. Originally from Alberta, she now resides in Victoria, British Columbia. She writes a bug column for YES magazine and is buggy about bugs.
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In addition to being a photographer, Paul Davidson is a systems engineer who has worked on projects for Bell-Northern Research, NASA and other high-tech organizations. Originally from Ottawa, Ontario, Paul now lives in Quebec.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
7 to 10
Grade:
2 to 5
Awards
  • Short-listed, Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association
  • Short-listed, Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada
  • Winner, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
Editorial Reviews

For a swarm of fascinating facts, this title is highly recommended.

— Star Phoenix

Bugs fill important niches in our world. We need them and you need this book. Highly Recommended.

— Library Media Connection

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Bugs Up Close

Enjoy super-sized and close-up images of common North American insects. Get the lowdown on the various buggy bits, such as antennae and wings, that help make insects the most numerous and widespread creatures on Earth. Includes photos, a glossary and index.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2008.

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