Can You Tell a Cricket from a Grasshopper?

Can You Tell a Cricket from a Grasshopper?

by Buffy Silverman
     
 

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An insect sits on a blade of grass. It makes a sound that fills the warm air. Then it bounds away in a huge hop.

Did you just see a grasshopper? Or was it a cricket? These animals look very similar, but they are different. Read this book to become an expert at telling these look-alikes apart!

Learn the fascinating differences between similar animals

Overview

An insect sits on a blade of grass. It makes a sound that fills the warm air. Then it bounds away in a huge hop.

Did you just see a grasshopper? Or was it a cricket? These animals look very similar, but they are different. Read this book to become an expert at telling these look-alikes apart!

Learn the fascinating differences between similar animals in the Animal Look-Alikes series—part of the Lightning Bolt Books™ collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books™ bring nonfiction topics to life!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
The "Animal Look-Alikes," series, spotlights animals with similar appearance and explains how to tell them apart. Cheetahs and leopards, dolphins and porpoises, and frogs and toads are among the duos featured in the series. Crickets and grasshoppers look a lot alike. They are both insects with big back legs. Grasshoppers have short antenna while crickets' antenna are longer than their bodies. Crickets sing after sunset while grasshoppers sing during the day. Every kind of cricket and grasshopper has a distinctive song. Grasshoppers rub their hind leg against their front wing to "sing" while a cricket rubs its teeth against the bottom edge of its front wing. Both crickets and grasshoppers lay eggs in the spring and summer. What hatches is called a nymph and looks very much like the parents. These babies shed their skin, or molt, as they mature. Grasshoppers molt 4 to 5 times while crickets molt 8 to 12 times. Large color-coded text and photographs make the information in this volume accessible to early readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761385530
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/2012
Series:
Animal Look-Alikes Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
520L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Buffy Silverman is the author of many books about nature and science for children. She also enjoys writing poetry for children. Buffy is lucky to live in a rural area of Michigan where inspiration is just outside the window. The sun shimmers on Stony Lake. A great blue heron flies low over the swamp. Black squirrels scamper across oak branches, stuffing leaves in their mouths and bringing them to a hollow. The animals that share her yard inspire stories and poems. With every book and article she writes, she learns more about the world.

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