Nic Bishop Butterflies And Moths

Nic Bishop Butterflies And Moths

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Another fascinating close-up look at the wonders of the natural world from Sibert Honor photographer Nic Bishop.

Award-winning author and photographer Nic Bishop brings his vast knowledge of biology to this eye-catching exploration of butterflies and moths. With breathtaking full-page images, Nic introduces young readers to the beauty and diversity of these

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Another fascinating close-up look at the wonders of the natural world from Sibert Honor photographer Nic Bishop.

Award-winning author and photographer Nic Bishop brings his vast knowledge of biology to this eye-catching exploration of butterflies and moths. With breathtaking full-page images, Nic introduces young readers to the beauty and diversity of these amazing insects, from the shockingly bright blue morpho butterfly to the nearly transparent glasswing butterfly to the mouthless luna moth. The simple, engaging text presents both basic information and fun, quirky facts about the insects' appearance, habits, and life cycle--including a double gatefold spread of a butterfly in flight.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Anita Barnes Lowen
Do you know how to tell the difference between butterflies and moths? It is not always easy. But after reading this book, you will have a better idea...and you will have learned quite a lot about these amazing insects. Did you know that the world's largest butterfly, the Queen Alexandra's birdwing, has a wingspan of almost a foot? Or that there are moths that feed on the tears of sleeping animals? Stunning photographs trace the life cycle of butterflies and moths as they grow from eggs no bigger than a grain of sand into hungry caterpillars (kids will be fascinated with the close-ups of the caterpillar's body) and then into adults. The extraordinary photographs on every page are spectacular—bright, colorful close-ups that will delight readers young and old. A four-page foldout shows, through photographs, a butterfly's flight. Straightforward, easy-to-understand and informative text introduces young readers to just a few of the almost 170,000 different types of butterflies and moths. At the end of the book, readers will find an index, brief glossary and author's notes. A book for younger readers but one everyone can enjoy. Highly recommended. Reviewer: Anita Barnes Lowen
School Library Journal

Gr 2-5

"There is no mistaking a butterfly," begins this striking, beautifully crafted exploration of these intriguing winged insects and their "more secretive" brethren. There's also no mistaking the loving care with which this book was made, setting gorgeous photographs against jewel-toned pages, with fascinating, meticulously captioned close-ups and new angles on a familiar subject (such as spectacular fold-out pages showing the mechanics of a butterfly's flight through a seamless series of photos). Bishop has received much well-deserved acclaim for his stunning photographs, but his text, too, stands out, with information-packed prose that shimmers like butterfly wings, capturing the sense of wonder that infuses his photographs. That passion also shines through in an afterword in which he shares the story of how he took the pictures (including a years-in-the-making mad dash to Costa Rica to photograph a caterpillar that can puff its body up to look like a poisonous snake before turning into a pupa). This book is an example of the very best kind of nonfiction-the kind that inspires as well as informs.-Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Carroll County Public Library, MD

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439877572
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
369,993
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
NC890L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Meet the Author


Nic Bishop is the author and photographer of many award-winning books for children, including RED-EYED TREE FROG; CHAMELEON, CHAMELEON; NIC BISHOP SPIDERS; and most recently, NIC BISHOP LIZARDS. He has a doctorate in biological sciences and a passionate interest in many of the smaller animals on our planet. Originally from New Zealand, Nic lives in Michigan. Visit him online at www.nicbishop.com.

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