Everything Bug: What Kids Really Want to Know About Insects and Spiders

Everything Bug: What Kids Really Want to Know About Insects and Spiders

by Cherie Winner
     
 

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Question-and-answer format brings (readers) right to the topics that interest the most. Accessible and photo-packed.—BOOKLIST Clear, full-color photos provide close-up views of various species. This is a fun treat for browsers. —SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

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Question-and-answer format brings (readers) right to the topics that interest the most. Accessible and photo-packed.—BOOKLIST Clear, full-color photos provide close-up views of various species. This is a fun treat for browsers. —SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Kids who believe that bugs have a certain charm will find a plethora of information in this book with its easy accessibility. The question-and-answer format gives kids the lowdown on the fascinating facts they want to know about. Did you know that poop would pile up around us if dung beetles disappeared? How about the fact that the mother wolf spider carries all 100 of her babies on her back for a whole week after they hatch. It is interesting to note that female trapdoor spiders live up to 25 years, but their mates die after mating one time. Kids will learn why it is hard to swat a fly, the difference between moths and butterflies, and why we would not have chocolate if bugs disappeared. Glossy photos pack the pages and the one-page answers are clear and to the point. Bug watchers will make this a favorite and will want to check out the appended resources, which are book formats and web sites. 2004, NorthWord Press, Ages 6 to 10.
—Beverley Fahey
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-A compendium of random information about insects and spiders presented in question-and-answer format. Clear, full-color photos provide close-up views of various species as well as an occasional glimpse at children interacting with them. From the first query ("Why wouldn't we have chocolate if bugs disappeared?") through the last ("-couldn't we do without the bugs that bug us the most?"), there is no organizing principle. Although the actual information is more than adequate and often interesting, its inaccessibility is a drawback for children seeking specific facts. The lack of an index exacerbates this problem. The volume relies on its design (which is adequate but not dazzling) to drive readers forward. Although not a useful book for reports, this is a fun treat for browsers.-Dona Ratterree, New York City Public Schools Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559718912
Publisher:
Cooper Square Publishing Llc
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Series:
Kids Faqs Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
481,352
Product dimensions:
6.09(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.23(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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