Goliath Beetle: One of the World's Heaviest Insects

Goliath Beetle: One of the World's Heaviest Insects

by Mary Packard
     
 
Imagine an insect the size of a chick. A Goliath beetle isn't just big, though. It's heavy, too. It can weigh up to 1.8 ounces (51 g). Look inside to find out more about one of the world's heaviest insects. Discover where it lives, what it eats, and how it helps keep the forest clean.

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Imagine an insect the size of a chick. A Goliath beetle isn't just big, though. It's heavy, too. It can weigh up to 1.8 ounces (51 g). Look inside to find out more about one of the world's heaviest insects. Discover where it lives, what it eats, and how it helps keep the forest clean.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Peg Glisson
Goliath beetles weigh about as much as a chick, have been alive for millions of years, live only near the equator, have wings eight inches long, and help keep the rain forest clean. Young readers learn this and more about one of the world's heaviest insects in this title in Bearport's "SuperSized!" series. Basic facts presented in an accessible, age-appropriate text will engage children, as will the high quality photographs. Information is clearly presented, using many of the conventions of nonfiction to facilitate reading for meaning, including fact boxes, labels, habitat maps, size comparison diagrams, and a picture glossary. Two titles for recommended reading and two web sites with more information conclude the book. This is high-quality nonfiction, just right for young researchers or browsers. Reviewer: Peg Glisson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597163880
Publisher:
Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Series:
SuperSized! Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
9.98(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.28(d)
Lexile:
IG730L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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