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Insects are the most successful animals on Earth and KFYK: Insects introduces readers to the tiny creatures that fly, scuttle, and lurk in the world around us. Stick insects are masters of disguise, wasps can sting, and ants even have a social structure in which they have different jobs to do. Be amazed at the incredible variety of insect life that lives all around us.

Presents information on the physical characteristics and habits of some insects, such as ...

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Insects are the most successful animals on Earth and KFYK: Insects introduces readers to the tiny creatures that fly, scuttle, and lurk in the world around us. Stick insects are masters of disguise, wasps can sting, and ants even have a social structure in which they have different jobs to do. Be amazed at the incredible variety of insect life that lives all around us.

Presents information on the physical characteristics and habits of some insects, such as dragonflies and wasps, and some arachnids, such as snails and scorpions.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This book provides a simple introduction to insects for young children. Each short chapter is a double-page spread filled with photos and a minimum amount of text. Chapter topics include an explanation of what an insect is, different types of insects, insect size, athletic powers, insect wings, camouflage, defense mechanisms, insect senses, insect mouths, food, insect hunters, the life cycles of insects, insect eggs, social insects, a honeybee hive, helpful and harmful insects, water insects, and glow-in-the-dark insects. Throughout the book, larger-than-life photos of insects supplement the sparse text. Photo captions and the text itself are set in a large, sans serif font. Along the bottom of every page runs a light colored band. Within this band, an unusual or technical word from the text is set in a bold font and gives a brief definition for the young reader. The final few pages of the book contain an idea for a science experiment, as well as a few craft projects and an index. This book is part of Kingfisher's "Young Knowledge" series, which includes the titles Animal Disguises, Animal Homes, Apes and Monkeys, Birds, Desserts, Maps and Mapping, Materials, Oceans and Seas, Planet Earth, Polar Lands, Robots, Rocks and Fossils, Senses, Solar System, and Whales and Dolphins. 2006, Kingfisher, Ages 5 to 8.
—Sally J. K. Davies
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753459331
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 4/19/2006
  • Series: Kingfisher Young Knowledge Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 552,458
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.87 (w) x 10.29 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Taylor is the author of more than a hundred informational books for children. Barbara has won numerous awards, including the American Association of Physics Science Writing Award and the Geographical Association Gold Award.

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Table of Contents

What is an insect?     6
All types of insects     8
Big and small insects     10
Athletic insects     12
Wonder wings     14
Cunning colors     16
Fighting back     18
Insect senses     20
Hungry insects     22
Nibbling plants     24
Insect hunters     26
Life cycles     28
Insect eggs     30
Living together     32
Honeybee hive     34
Friends and foes     36
Water insects     38
Glow-in-the-dark insects     40
Projects     42
Project     44
Project     46
Index     48

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