Did you know there are twice as many insects in the world as all other animals combined? They're all around us ... if we know where to look! This beautifully illustrated book about bugs introduces young readers to ants, honeybees, dragonflies and more! It covers the basic body parts of different kinds of bugs, their life cycles, their range of unique habitats and even teaches how to tell them apart from common “insect impostors” like spiders. And it takes readers on a year through the lives of bugs, explaining which bugs can be found in each of the four seasons, and where. An interactive beginner's bug-watching guide provides a series of questions to lead readers through the steps of identifying bugs, and lists the tools every bug-watcher needs. This book is the perfect inspiration for new and long-time bug-watchers to get up close with these fascinating tiny creatures!
Pamela Hickman's comprehensive introduction to bugs is sure to encourage the naturalist in every child. The information is strikingly displayed through Carolyn Gavin's whimsical, painterly illustrations. As a part of the Nature All Around series, this book has strong STEAM curriculum applications for grades two to five, covering life science --- particularly the characteristics of living things --- and earth science topics. End matter in this excellent resource includes information about endangered bugs and how readers can help, step-by-step instructions for making an insect feeder, a glossary and an index.
Pamela is an award-winning author of over 35 non-fiction nature books for children, including The Kids Canadian Nature Series, First Look at Nature Series, Animal Senses and Animals Hibernating. She lives in Canning, Nova Scotia.
Carolyn Gavin is a painter, illustrator and graphic designer. Her vibrant, colorful art reflects her love of nature and travel. You can find her work in books and magazines, and even on fabric. Originally from South Africa, she now lives in Toronto, Ontario.
No fly in this ointment.—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Nature-loving kids will enjoy reading this on their own or with parents.—School Library Journal