Bloodsucking Lice and Fleas

Bloodsucking Lice and Fleas

by Ellen Rodger

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Children's Literature - Laura Backman
The very mention of these insects can make a person start scratching. Lice and fleas prey on humans and animals and can make our lives pretty lousy. These blood-sucking parasites are ectoparasites because they feed outside the body of their hosts. They have become the subject of many stories, poems, books, and events. Learn the history of these insects, how people have been battling them since the beginning of time, and why these pests cannot live without us. Attention grabbing titles such as, Cooties, Flea Bags, and Nitpicking, will entice even the most reluctant of readers. High quality photographs and illustrations show these critters in amazing detail and break up the unattractive creatures with historical and sometimes adorable photos of their prey. Concise segments of text compare the two insects and combine scientific information with humor. A wide range of topics are covered including the history of lice and fleas, their anatomy, flea fascination, and how you can get rid of these pests. Important vocabulary is bolded in context and defined in the glossary. Text features include fact boxes, life cycle diagrams, captions, a short index, and a section entitled Pest Detective, which offers the reader websites, book titles, and places to visit for more information. Students conducting research can rely on this as a valuable resource of information. This title, part of the "Creepy Crawlies" series, makes real world connections for the reader that are scientifically informative, entertaining, and are sure to keep readers engaged as they explore it's comprehensive contents. Reviewer: Laura Backman

Product Details

Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date:
Creepy Crawlies Series
Product dimensions:
8.72(w) x 11.12(h) x 0.32(d)
NC1000L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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