Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 9
- Grade: 1 to 4
Hilarious illustrated non-fiction about cockroaches perfect for beginning readers. You'll bug out over this perfect pairing of humorous text and funny illustrations about this insect that's been around for over 335 million years!
Fast cockroach facts:
• Distinctive trait: Flat and oval-shaped body
• Diet: Everything! (Especially if it's greasy and sweet . . .)
• Special talent: Running
The Cockroach covers lifestyle (cockroaches prefer the dark and only come out during the day when their colonies get big enough), anatomy (cockroaches have wings but rarely fly), habitat (they prefer heat to cold), life cycle (a female can give birth to up to 350 babies during her lifetime) and much more. Although silly and off-the-wall, The Cockroach contains factual information that will both amuse and teach at the same time.
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.
Starred Selection for the 2020 CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens Fall Issue
Other titles by Elise Gravel
Killer Underwear Invasion!
How to Spot Fakes News, Disinformation & Conspiracy Theories
It's My Body!
El gusano. Coleccion Animalejos
El piojo. Coleccion Animalejos
El murcielago. Coleccion Animalejos
À vos crayons!
Arlo & Pips #3: New Kids in the Flock
I'm the Boss!
Pink, Blue, and You!
Questions for Kids about Gender Stereotypes