One title in a series of Bobbie Kalman books called "The World of Insects," this easily readable title introduces young readers to the world of insect homes. As with the other books in the series, this one begins with a short chapter explaining what insects are, then describes the various types of homes in which insects live by style and building materials. Focusing on the habitats in which various insects live, the authors discuss how the different types of homes--hives, burrows, chambers in wood, nests, and mounds--support colony life, protect the different insects from their natural predators, provide warmth, and offer places to store food (even trash in the case of ants!). Pastel boxes throughout the text provide "Did you Know?" type questions that add information about each insect; one of my favorites talked about termite "air-conditioning." 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 book in a series that does an excellent job exploring all facets of the life of insects.