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Creepy-Crawlies: A 3D Pocket Guide
     

Creepy-Crawlies: A 3D Pocket Guide

by Candlewick Press, KJA Artists (Illustrator)
 
Unfold five feet of creepy-crawliness—and explore twelve of the world’s most impressive arthropods.

They can live anywhere on earth. There are more than a million different species. And while they may have no backbone, their hard outsides give them plenty of staying power! Here are a dozen favorites: the European praying mantis, the Asian

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Unfold five feet of creepy-crawliness—and explore twelve of the world’s most impressive arthropods.

They can live anywhere on earth. There are more than a million different species. And while they may have no backbone, their hard outsides give them plenty of staying power! Here are a dozen favorites: the European praying mantis, the Asian giant hornet, the Arizona bark scorpion, the stag beetle, the Mexican red-kneed tarantula, the army ant, the American cockroach, the atlas moth, the anopheles mosquito, the North American millipede, the giant weta, and the pill woodlouse. Crawling with bold, colorful illustrations and fun facts, this cleverly designed, accordion-style guide will hold bug enthusiasts in its thrall.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Like the companion pocket guide for dinosaurs, this little book fit into a slipcase and opens up to become quite long. Printed on both sides, readers meet a dozen creepy crawly critters. The introduction tells readers that there are more than a million of these species. They have exoskeletons, jointed legs and belong to a group of animals called arthropods. Their importance is revealed as the descriptions tell readers about the things that they eat and that help keep the earth from being overrun by insects. However, some of the critters in this book are vegetarians. The drawings are detailed and literally pop off the pages. Each description presents a variety of factoids ranging from diet to size to habitat. Some of these creatures may be already familiar to readers, including mosquitos, cockroaches and millipedes, while others inhabit parts of the world where young readers would rarely go—Asia, South America and Africa. There is a useful chart that presents the various types of arthropods—their major characteristics, into which category the examples in this book fall, and generally where in the world they are located. In addition, there is an eight word glossary. This is a very well done and informative little book that should appeal to a wide range of kids. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763666620
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
02/26/2013
Series:
3D Pocket Guide Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
30
Product dimensions:
3.90(w) x 4.60(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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