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Children's LiteratureKalman is careless with her facts again in this edition about mosquitoes. She explains parasites to be organisms that inhabit the bodies of other organisms, which though sometimes true of parasites, is also sometimes patently incorrect, as in the case of mosquitoes. What is more, her definition of parasitism does not even explain the basic principle of its being a relationship in which one organism uses another organism's resources in a manner that is detrimental to the host organism and beneficial to the parasite. Kalman does her readers a disservice by thus misconstruing the nature of this explicable relationship. Although she does commit this error, there are some marvelously disgusting close-ups of mosquito larvae and eggs as well as a dramatic photograph of an adult mosquito emerging from the water to assume its airborne life. Again, this book may be used with reservations and the guidance of an informed adult. The entire series has inconsistencies between the key terms in bold found within the body of the text and those that are further explained in the glossary. Kalman does make note of this inconsistency, but this note does not excuse its occurrence. This book is part of the "Ciclos de vida" series. 2002, Crabtree Publishing Company, and Ages 8 to 10.