It's True! There are Bugs in Your Bed

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In this book, kids meet deadly dust-dwellers, toilet terrors, and things that squish, squirm, and slime. There's a hideous creature that can live for months without its head, a beetle that blasts its victims with toxic spray, and five-eyed monsters that vomit on their prey to turn them into mush. Kids love gross, and even the nastiest beasties are helpful in some way.

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Overview

In this book, kids meet deadly dust-dwellers, toilet terrors, and things that squish, squirm, and slime. There's a hideous creature that can live for months without its head, a beetle that blasts its victims with toxic spray, and five-eyed monsters that vomit on their prey to turn them into mush. Kids love gross, and even the nastiest beasties are helpful in some way.

About the It's True! series

Gross! Creepy! Amazing! Kids will love it.

This non-fiction series for older readers features wacky writing, funny cartoons, and remarkable photos that make each book as delightfully entertaining as it is informative. It's True!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550379518
  • Publisher: Annick Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/4/2006
  • Series: It's True! Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 7.62 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Heather Catchpole is a former children's magazine editor and science journalist.

Vanessa Woods is an award winning journalist and a former features writer for the Discovery Channel.

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Table of Contents

  1. Why Bugs?

  2. Monsters in your bed
    • Night-time biters
    • Dust Dwellers
    • Blood-sucking vampires
    • Fleas: Super athletes
  3. Gunk in your bathroom
    • Slime
    • Make slime
    • Slugs in your shower
    • Toilet terrors
  4. Kitchen Creatures
    • The headless hunter
    • Itty Bitty Warriors
    • Ant trails
    • Shoo fly, don't bother me
  5. Garden Critters
    • Beetle book of records
    • The odd bods of beetledom
    • The secret life of a June beetle
    • Collecting beetles
    • Pests or Guests
  6. Blue-blooded monsters
    • Netting and knitting
    • Tarantulas
    • Daddy longlegs
    • Sydney funnelweb spider
    • Bird-eater
  7. Creatures that bite and sting
    • Bees -- A flower's best friend
    • Air-conditioned living
    • Waspish behavior
    • A stinging attack
    • Flower power
    • Many-legged monster
  8. Squirmy, slimy things
    • Weird, wiggly worms
    • Creative caterpillars
    • Moths or butterflies: What's the difference
    • The poo-throwing caterpillar
  9. Body-snatchers
    • Intestine invaders
    • Leeches on the brain
  10. Good things about bugs
  11. Glossary
    Where to find out more
    Index
    About the authors and illustrator
    Thanks


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Preface

Why Bugs?

Did you realize that you are surrounded by bugs? Your backyard probably contains millions of creepy crawly ants, beetles and centipedes, not to mention slippery earthworms, slugs and snails. And that's not all -- your house is full of spiders, bedbugs and dust mites. These are weird and fascinating creatures. The featherwing beetle is so small you can hardly see it, but the bird-eating tarantula is as big as a dinner plate (imagine meeting that in the jungle!). Some bugs drink blood; others eat dead skin or cow poo. Some are complete pests (or dangerous); others are essential to our life on this planet. The bug world is full of surprises. Enter at your peril!

Heather Catchpole and Vanessa Woods

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Introduction

Why Bugs?

Did you realize that you are surrounded by bugs? Your backyard probably contains millions of creepy crawly ants, beetles and centipedes, not to mention slippery earthworms, slugs and snails. And that's not all -- your house is full of spiders, bedbugs and dust mites. These are weird and fascinating creatures. The featherwing beetle is so small you can hardly see it, but the bird-eating tarantula is as big as a dinner plate (imagine meeting that in the jungle!). Some bugs drink blood; others eat dead skin or cow poo. Some are complete pests (or dangerous); others are essential to our life on this planet. The bug world is full of surprises. Enter at your peril!

Heather Catchpole and Vanessa Woods

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