The mosquitoes are attacking and Riley's on the run! Can he find a way to make himself bug-proof once and for all?

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The mosquitoes are attacking and Riley's on the run! Can he find a way to make himself bug-proof once and for all?

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School Library Journal

Gr 1-3- Riley is the only one in his group of friends who is constantly being bitten by mosquitoes, and he sets out to discover why. After a lot of research as well as some experimentation, Riley solves the mystery. It turns out that mosquitoes are attracted to the smell of Limburger cheese, which resembles the odor of his stinky sneakers. Clear and simple sentences, colorful realistic illustrations, and diverse characters all contribute to this appealing easy reader. Sidebars full of mosquito facts clutter up the layout, but are worth it because of the amount of interesting information they contain. Riley's activities serve as a great model of the research process as well as the scientific method. He visits the library and uses books, he goes online, and he has an interview with a "bug expert" at the local college, and then he tests out his ideas before coming to a conclusion. The facts are delivered with humor, making for a thoroughly enjoyable read. "Think Like a Scientist" activities round out this appealing title.-Amy Rowland, Guggenheim Elementary School, Port Washington, NY

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606860083
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/28/2008
  • Series: Science Solves It!
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 7 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Michelle Knudsen
Michelle Knudsen has worked in libraries in New York City and Ithaca, New York. She is the author of the Brand New Reader FISH AND FROG, among many other books for children. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Kevin Hawkes is the illustrator of many award-winning books for children, including WESLANDIA and SIDEWALK CIRCUS, both by Paul Fleischman, as well as HANDEL, WHO KNEW WHAT HE LIKED and ME, ALL ALONE, AT THE END OF THE WORLD, both by M. T. Anderson. He lives in Gorham, Maine.

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