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Children's Nonfiction Biology

El piojo. Coleccion Animalejos

illustrated by Elise Gravel

Initial publish date
Jun 2022
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2022
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  • Age: 6 to 12
  • Grade: 1 to 7


Did you know that only humans can get head lice? Or that these insects feed on blood 5 times a day? Perhaps you've heard that they prefer clean hair...? It's a myth! Find out about their habitat (your head!), anatomy (slightly see-throught) and habits and why if you see one, you should run a mile!

¿Sabías que solo los humanos podemos tener piojos? ¿O que estos insectos se alimentan de sangre 5 veces al día? Quizá conozcas el mito de que prefieren el pelo limpio… ¡no es verdad! Entérate de cómo son, qué comen, cómo viven y entenderás por qué cuando veas uno tienes que… ¡echar a correr!

About the author


ELISE GRAVEL a écrit et illustré une vingtaine d'albums jeunesse. La jeune auteure use d'un humour mordant pour exprimer ses vues et éveiller le sens critique de ses jeunes lecteurs. Elise a remporté le prix du Gouverneur général en 2012 dans la catégorie illustrations pour son livre La clé à molette.




ELISE GRAVEL has won a Governor General's Award for illustration, two Applied Arts Awards and a Grafika award. She also was short-listed for Mr. Christie's Book Award. She has written and illustrated several books for children in both French and English. Elise lives in Montreal, Quebec.




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Editorial Reviews

A great addition to Spanish nonfiction collections for children, providing a solid and fun resource for reports on insects and to further inspire budding entomologists. – School Library Journal

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