Children's Literature - Joyce RiceAlthough bookstores are filled with field guides intended primarily for adults, this guide will have an appeal to the younger researcher. Published by Scholastic, a publisher known for its student approach, this guide offers larger pictures of each insect. The photograph-quality of the illustrations makes the reader want to touch the page to make sure the bug is not real. Each of 50 entries includes a description of the insect, including its habitat, and a cross-reference to similar species. Introductory pages offer information on families of insects, endangered insects, and careers related to the study of insects. Additional resources and a helpful index are included. The publisher has tucked a laminated reference guide into the back cover. This is indeed a good "first" field guide.
School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 4 Up-Two welcome additions to nature study that are not strictly field guides per se. Beginning with descriptions of ornithology and entomology, the authors invite young people to become aware of and familiar with the natural world. With sharp, clear full-color photos (some spectacular, some disappointingly small), birds and insects are described, classified, and placed in their habitats. Birds covers identification marks; eating, mating, and nesting habits; migration; and endangered status. Insects provides similar information plus cautions against those insects that bite or sting. The photos greatly magnify the size of each species. Both volumes do include useful sections of photos for quick identification while on hikes, etc. A glossary of technical terms, lists for further reading, organizations, videos, software, and Web sites are appended. These inviting and easy-to-use titles will deservedly be popular.-Kathleen McCabe, East Meadow Public Library, NY
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I like this book alot! It gives alot of Info! I am writing a bug book, and this is definetly a good reference! I checked it out at the library, and I am definetly buying it!!! And at Barnes & Noble I can buy it for a reasonable price too!