Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle

Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle


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Simple science text and dramatic illustrations give a close-up view of the fascinating world of the dung beetle. When an animal lightens its load, dung beetles race to the scene. They battle over, devour, hoard, and lay their eggs in the precious poop. Dung is food, drink, and fuel for new life—as crucial to these beetles as the beetles are to many habitats, including our own.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580895552
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 04/10/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 518,366
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 1000L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Cheryl Bardoe is the author of two Orbis Pictus Honor books, Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age (Abrams, 2010) and Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas (Abrams, 2006), as well as The Ugly Duckling Dinosaur: A Prehistoric Tale (Abrams, 2011). She lives near Hartford, Connecticut, with her family.

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Somewhere in the world right now an animal is lightening its load—
in your backyard,
on a nearby farm,
in a forest,
on a grassland far away.

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