Buzz Off, Flies!

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Children's Literature - Laura Backman
Flies have swarmed our planet for over 200 million years and live everywhere people do. They spread germs and diseases but are also important pollinators and have been used for medicinal purposes. Flies have been around longer than humans and have managed to find their way into recipes, movies, songs, popular culture, and common expressions. Chapter titles such as Maggotville, Bloodsuckers, and Shoo Fly are great hooks to pique readers' interests from the beginning. Short segments of text provide both science and humor. A wide range of topics are covered, including the history of flies, fly anatomy, fly infestation, and the importance of flies on Earth. New vocabulary is bolded in context and defined in the glossary. Colorful photographs showcase a variety of flies in sharp close-ups. Readers will see detailed photographs of compound eyes, maggots feasting on a dead carcass, fly predators, and much more. Text features include a life-cycle diagram, fact boxes, a glossary, and a section titled Pest Detective, which offers websites, book titles, and places to visit for further information about flies. Students conducting research can rely on this as a valuable resource. 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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778724995
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Series: Creepy Crawlies Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.22 (h) x 0.34 (d)

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