Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 7 to 11
- Grade: 2 to 6
Did you know...
- Thanks to its green and brown colouration, the praying mantis blends in perfectly with its environment.
- It's not rare for newborn praying mantises to eat each other.
- Even when its head has been decapitated from its body, the female will continue to lay eggs.
Find out all sorts of interesting things about praying mantises and enjoy a chuckle along the way.
About the authors
Avant d'être auteur jeunesse à temps plein, Alain M. Bergeron a été journaliste pendant une vingtaine d'années. À ce jour, il a publié plus de 200 livres chez une douzaine d'éditeurs. Alain signe plusieurs séries dont les Billy Stuart, le Capitaine Static, et les Savais-tu? Alain a gagné tout récemment le Prix Québec/Wallonie-Bruxelles 2015 pour son roman Le géant qui sentait les petits pieds. Il habite à Victoriaville, au Québec.
Before becoming a full-time children’s author, Alain M. Bergeron worked as a journalist for over 20 years. Since then, he has published over 200 books with over a dozen publishing houses. His more popular series include: Billy Stuart, Capitaine Static, and Savais-tu? Alain recently won the 2015 Prix Québec/Wallonie-Bruxelles for his book Le géant qui sentait les petits pieds. He lives in Victoriaville, Quebec.
Michel is a veterinarian, publisher, author and wildlife photographer. He is originally from Montreal but has lived in Quebec's Eastern Townships for over twenty years.Wildlife, ecology and the environment are his favorite subjects. He has a kitten, a litter of raccoons, a fawn, baby jaguars, dogs, pet cats, and other orphan or sick animals.Aside from his pets and the fact that he still practices veterinary medicine, Michel Quintin is now content to observe deer, foxes, wild turkeys and other animals that come to the window of his house the country. Nature, as you may have guessed, is his greatest source of inspiration.
Samuel Parent, pen name Sampar, was born in 1973 in Victoriaville Quebec. He is a self-taught illustrator and cartoonist. He made his mark in recent years in the publishing world by being a winner of the New York Times top 10 illustrators of the year for 2014 and by being a finalist for the Governor General of Canada 2004 (Youth illustration). He has also been a Mr. Christie's Book Award 2002 finalist Awards, a favourite books Youth Communication-Jeunesse finalist, and a Hackmatack Award finalist in 2003 and 2004. Sampar's illustrations fascinate and capture the imagination of young and old alike. He is the father of three children and admits: "My dream is to make sure that my children can have something from me when they are old enough to be interested in reading."
"This series of books clearly demonstrates how learning science can be a lot of fun as the facts shown through this wacky approach may linger in one's memory far longer than those read in a text-book style presentation.
— CM Magazine