How Do Ants Know When You're Having A Picnic?: (And Other Questions Kids Ask about Insects and Other Crawly Things)

How Do Ants Know When You're Having A Picnic?: (And Other Questions Kids Ask about Insects and Other Crawly Things)

by Joanne Settel, Nancy Baggett, Linda Tunney
     
 

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-7 Although no new information is offered in this book, its attractive format and accessible text should attract browsers. In a series of 50 questions and answers, the authors describe unique behavior patterns and/or special physical characteristics of three dozen invertebrates. Three-fourths of the book covers the habits and peculiarities of common insects such as bees, ants, mosquitoes, etc.; the rest dwells on other small invertebrates, such as spiders, snails, and tapeworms. Each section (most are two pages) deals with a different topic, but all involve how animals obtain food, their survival mechanisms and defense tactics, methods of locomotion, and reproductive cycles. Only common names are given, but important scientific terms are included and explained. There are clear line drawings of the animals described and a detailed index. The text is accurate and easy to understand; however, frequent use of such words as ``nasty,'' ``tasty,'' ``pesky,'' etc., is annoying. The information here is available in encyclopedias and numerous other titles on individual species (e.g., Patent's Lives of Spiders Holiday, 1980; Fisher-Nagel's Life of the Honeybee Carolrhoda, 1985; Pringle's Here Come the Killer Bees Morrow, 1986); however, the appealing format should make this a useful additional title in libraries where there is a strong demand for nature study books. Karey Wehner, San Francisco Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689312687
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/1986
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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