Bug Zoo

Bug Zoo

by DK Publishing, Nick Baker
     
 

A guide to building your very own zoo of bugs, worms, and other creepy-crawlies! Written by Discovery Channel's Nick Baker, Bug Zoo shows children how to turn backyard bugs into fascinating pets and create a "zoo" of insects, spiders, worms, and other common creepy-crawlies. Learn to build an ant farm, spider house, bee box, wormery, and more!

Overview

A guide to building your very own zoo of bugs, worms, and other creepy-crawlies! Written by Discovery Channel's Nick Baker, Bug Zoo shows children how to turn backyard bugs into fascinating pets and create a "zoo" of insects, spiders, worms, and other common creepy-crawlies. Learn to build an ant farm, spider house, bee box, wormery, and more!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4—This is a colorful, informative, and engaging book about keeping insects—if not as pets, then as creatures worthy of intense study. The introduction, "Welcome to the Bug Zoo!!" promises cannibalism, murder, and chemical warfare, all to take place in a common jar. The book is well organized; after an initial inventory of "Zoo tools" ranging in sophistication from a plastic spoon to a USB microscope, Baker introduces the different insects most youngsters are likely to encounter. He then details the best way to create an appropriate habitat, which should also provide optimal observation opportunities. Key symbols appear throughout, alerting readers when the information pertains to finding the bugs or feeding them, and whether parental assistance is needed. The author also provides instruction on ways to tag the creatures for observational and note-taking purposes. Baker's enthusiasm for the subject is evident throughout. Because it provides interesting facts about insects as well as how-to tips, this title will find an audience with curious readers and would-be zookeepers alike. It may even intrigue avowed entomophobes.—Kara Schaff Dean, Walpole Public Library, MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756661663
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
05/17/2010
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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