Incredible Ladybugs

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Children's Literature
Astonishing full-color photographs accompany an excellent, age-appropriate text to make this an engrossing picture book. Children will learn basic scientific concepts, such as the process by which an egg becomes a larva, then a pupa, then a fully grown ladybug. Ladybugs are beetles and can be either male or female. Young readers will also learn that ladybugs hibernate during the winter. Quite a lot of interesting information is packaged in an attractive format, which children will want to turn back to over and over. The photographs, in particular, will command children's attention. The book ends by asking readers three questions; this is an invitation to carry their curiosity to the back yard with some hands-on learning. A glossary, an index, and additional places to go for further information can be found at the back of the book. This title is one in the publisher's "Let's Read About Insects" series. All of the titles in this series would be valuable resources in preschool, elementary school, and home libraries. 2004, Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, Ages 3 to 7.
—Jeanne K. Pettenati, J.D.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-4-Each of these small-format, easy-to-read titles describes the life cycle of an insect often found in the backyard. Accurate information is provided on the stages of the creatures' lives from egg to larva to pupa and their emergence from the pupa to find a mate or food in order to survive and to complete the cycle. Each spread includes a full-page picture opposite a page of large-print text. The vivid close-up photos that help tell the story will appeal to young readers. Basic information for libraries and classrooms needing easy nonfiction.-Sandra Welzenbach, Villarreal Elementary School, San Antonio, TX Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2—These books start with the basics. For example, in Ladybugs readers learn that "Ladybugs are not all ladies." Each book covers the insect's appearance, body parts, movement, and life cycle. With short, declarative sentences, a large font, ample spacing, and color photos to support the text, these volumes are ideal for beginning readers. They could be used for reports, but important facts that children often look for are not included. None of the titles mentions the insects' geographical range or their predators, and only Bees and Ladybugs describe the insects' diets. In addition, Butterflies refers to a cocoon rather than the preferred term chrysalis.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433945922
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: The Incredible World of Insects
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.10 (d)

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