Children's Literature - Emily FerrenInsect behaviors are explored via the use of photography to explain metamorphosis, in both complete and incomplete stages. A wide variety of insects commonly found in the United States are captured on film. Science comes alive through butterflies, moths, dragonflies, mosquitoes, and other insect life. Chosen as a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. Indexed. 1998 (orig.
School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 2-4 --A distinctive book that succinctly defines insect metamorphosis in an attractive, well-organized format. Each stage is thoroughly explained step-by-step in the simple, clearly written text, while full-color photographs of stunning clarity draw readers in and take them through the process. The book is divided into two parts: the first explains complete metamorphosis in such insects as the swallowtail and mourning cloak butterflies, cecropia moths, and mosquitoes; the second section discusses the development of grasshoppers, praying mantids, dragonflies, and others who undergo incomplete metamorphosis. The organization defines the two types of metamorphosis and enables readers to compare similarities and differences in insect development. Words of particular importance to the metamorphic process are highlighted in italics. Most of the insects mentioned are common in many areas of the U. S. and can be observed in the wild by curious young naturalists. An excellent introduction to natural science. --Diane Nunn, Richard E. Byrd Elementary School, Glen Rock, NJ
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If you like bugs, check this book out! It tells you how insects grow from just little eggs to adults. They give you pictures that show the stages and show how different insects go through the stages. I don't think a bug book could get any better for kids!