Micro Monsters: Creatures that Live on Your Skin, in Your Hair, and in Your Home!

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A fascinating, fun, and educational introduction to the world of flies, fleas, beetles, worms, leeches, locusts, mites, silverfish, and other bugs, Micro Monsters reveals the strange and unusual characteristics of a variety of insects and microscopic species. Children will delight in the close-up photographs and lively narratives that provide insight into the behavior and characteristics of an amazing variety of horrible tiny monsters—from the bluebottle to the weevil, from the ...

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Overview

A fascinating, fun, and educational introduction to the world of flies, fleas, beetles, worms, leeches, locusts, mites, silverfish, and other bugs, Micro Monsters reveals the strange and unusual characteristics of a variety of insects and microscopic species. Children will delight in the close-up photographs and lively narratives that provide insight into the behavior and characteristics of an amazing variety of horrible tiny monsters—from the bluebottle to the weevil, from the cockroach to the jellyfish.

Illustrated throughout with outstanding annotated color photographs, each entry includes easy-to-follow descriptions of the creatures behavior and what it preys upon, as well as size comparison images and fascinating factfile boxes.

From bugs you find underwater to ones you find on your body, Micro Monsters reveals the spectacular world of some of nature’s most sensational and ugly creatures.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781435126558
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 9/20/2010
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.98 (w) x 11.88 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Jackson is a leading natural history writer based in the United Kingdom. As author or contributor, he has worked on more than 60 books. A zoology graduate from the University of Bristol, he has also worked as a zookeeper and in safari parks in Zimbabwe.

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  • Posted May 20, 2013

    Really amazing photos of insects, along with lots of interesting

    Really amazing photos of insects, along with lots of interesting information. We got this book for our daughter's Kindergarten teacher to use during their exploration of insects this spring, and it was a big hit. (Some of the info was a little creepy, though - all the parasites (and I never knew about eyelash mites!).

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