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Children's LiteratureAGERANGE: Ages 8 to 11.
Enter the "Insect World" series and explore the life of a hornet in this text. Find out the features of an insect and how to differentiate a hornet from a wasp. There are diagrams that label and explain the internal and external parts of the hornet's body. Follow the four stages of the hornet's life from egg to larva to pupa to adult as it goes through a complete metamorphic cycle. Magnificent color photographs capture close-up shots of the hornet's life. These pictures include the paper nest that they build, therefore the hornets are described as insect architects. The description of the life in the hornet colony is fascinating as the reader learns about this insect's maintenance of the nest that is their home. Hexagon blocks found throughout the book include additional interesting facts about the hornet. Like the other texts in this series, a glossary, a list of additional resources, and a couple of activities are included. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung