What to Expect When You're Expecting Larvae: A Guide for Insect Parents (and Curious Kids) by Bridget Heos, Stephane Jorisch |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
What to Expect When You're Expecting Larvae: A Guide for Insect Parents (and Curious Kids)

What to Expect When You're Expecting Larvae: A Guide for Insect Parents (and Curious Kids)

by Bridget Heos, Stephane Jorisch
     
 

Congratulations, insect parents-to-be! You're about to meet your squirmy, wormy bundles of joy. They're called larvae. Read this book to find out where to lay your eggs, how many babies to expect, what they'll eat, and how to keep them safe from harm. Whether you're a butterfly or a bee, a moth or a fly, a beetle or even a bloodsucking mosquito, you'll find answers

Overview

Congratulations, insect parents-to-be! You're about to meet your squirmy, wormy bundles of joy. They're called larvae. Read this book to find out where to lay your eggs, how many babies to expect, what they'll eat, and how to keep them safe from harm. Whether you're a butterfly or a bee, a moth or a fly, a beetle or even a bloodsucking mosquito, you'll find answers to all your parenting questions here.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Paula McMillen
Although formatted in picture book format, this nonfiction book is clearly most appropriate for middle readers to tackle on their own if they have strong reading skills. Even though technical terms (e.g., chrysalis, metamorphosis, instars) are defined contextually and in a glossary, the blocks of text on the brightly colored pages are dense and contain challenging words such as "horrendous" and "mosquitoes". The author has relied on numerous entomologists for creating the factual information and the illustrations add humor and interest to the descriptions of various kinds of bugs and their life-cycle. Only those bugs that reproduce with larvae (i.e., eggs that turn into grubs, worms, caterpillars, etc.) are addressed; a companion book is available for insects whose young are look-alike miniatures called nymphs. There is enough of a grossness factor to entertain boys (e.g., "I've found the doo doo of my dreams," p. 6), but some female insects also sport make-up and fancy shoes, an effort to amuse girls. In addition to the glossary, the body of text and pictures are followed by a selected bibliography, as well as suggested books and websites for further reading. This would be an appealing addition to a school library. Reviewer: Paula McMillen, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761358589
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/2011
Series:
Expecting Animal Babies Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
660L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Stéphane Jorisch is an illustrator, whose imaginative work has won many awards, including the prestigious Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration in Canada. His works are produced in watercolor, gouache, and also pen and ink, following in the footsteps of his father who illustrated comic strips for newspapers in Europe. In addition to his books for young people, Stéphane also illustrates for magazines and has created designs for the renowned Cirque de Soleil. Stéphane was born in Brussels and grew up in Lachine, Québec. He now lives in Montreal with his girlfriend and their three children.

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