Spiders,Insects,and Minibeasts

Spiders,Insects,and Minibeasts

by Penny Clarke, Mark Bergin

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Children's Literature
From the start, where readers will learn that a minibeast is a small creepy crawler, the author draws the reader into a factual account about why spiders and locusts are scary; how the Black Widow got its name; and which beetle is the biggest. Chapter titles are posed as questions, and frequent sidebars beginning with "Did You Know?" continue to motivate the curious to find out some answers to questions they may not have previously suspected they had. This book is extremely well designed and contains wonderful close-up photographs as well as anatomical and historical illustrations. There is even a mystery element, which begins with this hint on the cover: "Hold the see-through pages up to the light!" How fun is that? Published as part of a series, this book lends itself to the student who might have to write about creepy crawly creatures. It contains a page of facts, as well as a glossary and an index. Part of the "Scary Creatures" series. 2003, Franklin Watts/Scholastic,
— Susan Schott Karr

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Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
Scary Creatures Series
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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