by Robert Sabuda, Matthew Reinhart

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Children's Literature
The wonder of three-dimensional pop-ups with moveable parts adds excitement along with information to six double pages that are also packed with breezily presented facts. Anatomy, Life Cycle, Locomotion, Defense, Diversity, and the relationship between beetles and humans are the topics covered. No Table of Contents or Index may make this a bit less useful for reports, but it still rates very high for sustaining interest in the information provided. The beetles use most of the space in this small size volume, but clever page design integrates the text and other smaller members of the beetle family. Each page-spread has something new to manipulate. The creatures are essentially true-to-life, within the constraints of the best paper engineering. The book comes boxed with a stunning accompanying large paper sculpture of a beetle within a 5" x 7" mock-wooden frame complete with specimen label for the Australian Stag beetle Phalacrognathus muelleri. This is a companion set to the authors' Butterflies. 2001, Hyperion Books for Children,
— Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz

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Hyperion Books for Children
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11.85(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.15(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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