Insect Defenses

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Children's Literature - Jean Boreen
One title in a series of Bobbie Kalman books called "The World of Insects," this title tackles the topic of insect defense against varying types of predators. As with the other books in the series, this one begins with a short chapter explaining what insects are, then describes the various ways that insects protect themselves from larger insects and bugs that prey on them. Focusing on the natural strengths of many insects to sense danger through enhanced physical attributes like smell and antennae, the authors discuss how and why insect bodies are important in aiding in their protection. For example, many insects have an exoskeleton that provides protection; other insects are able to camouflage themselves against braches, leaves, and flowers in order to misdirect predators. Venoms, speed, and stingers are also deterrents, as are those bugs who taste bad when eaten. Pastel boxes throughout the text provide "Did you Know?" type questions that add information about each insect. One of my favorites in the book discusses the sounds that some insects make to startle their predators into loosening their grip on them. A glossary of words at the end of the book provides the necessary vocabulary to support student understanding of the text. This is a solid text in a series that does an excellent job exploring all facets of the life of insects.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778723684
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Series: World of Insects Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 978,804
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: NC860L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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