Bite Into Bloodsuckers

Bite Into Bloodsuckers

by Kari-Lynn Winters, Ishta Mercurio
Bite Into Bloodsuckers

Bite Into Bloodsuckers

by Kari-Lynn Winters, Ishta Mercurio

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Overview

Bloodsuckers don't have the best reputation, if those itchy mosquito bites from last summer have anything to say about them, but before you jump to any conclusions, these little pests are more than meets the eye. Everyone knows about high-jumping fleas, classic vampire bats, and shudder-inducing leeches, but how about blood-sucking birds, butterflies and snails? Did you know that only 15-20 percent of people react to bed bug bites? Or that there are bloodsuckers that feed on other bloodsuckers? And that even dinosaurs were bugged by bloodsuckers? Sink your teeth into the world of these important creatures!



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781554555413
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date: 11/30/2021
Series: Up Close With Animals
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Kari-Lynn Winters is the author of many books for young readers including Hungry for Science, Hungry for Math and Buzz About Bees. She is assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Brock University in St Catharines.

Ishta Mercurio is a freelance writer and video blogger. She lives in southern Ontario.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: I Vant to Suck Your Blood
Out for Blood
What is Blood?
Blood for Survival
At Stake
Blood Brothers

Chapter 2: Warm-Blooded Slurpers
Got (Warm) Blood?
Flesh and Blood
Blood Feasts
Vampire Bats
Sharing in the Blood Bath

Chapter 3: Pecking Orders
Vampire Finches
Birds That Want Blood

Chapter 4: Fliers and Buzzers
Who's That Buzzing in My Ear?
Not Horsing Around
Battle of the Bloodsuckers
Sensing a Blood Buffet
Salty Sips
Beautiful Blooderflies

Chapter 5: Crawlers
What Makes a Tick Tick?
Seven Habits of Highly Annoying Ticks
Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite
The Kiss of Death
Bloodsucking the Bloodsuckers
Mighty Mite
Lousy Lice
Nice for Lice: Does Your Hair Measure Up?

Chapter 6: Swimmers
Leeching Beneath Your Skin
Suckered!
Catching (and Draining) Some Rays
Pale Around the Gills

Chapter 7: Where Bloodsuckers Live and Bleed

Chapter 8: There's a Sucker Born Every Minute
Life Cycle of a Mosquito
Life Cycle of a Kissing Bug
Blood and Guts
Vampire Batterfly: A Metamorphosis Game

Chapter 9: Parasites From the Past
Weighing in on Fleas
Amber: As Good As Gold?
Blood from a Stone

Chapter 10: Blood, Sweat, and Fears
Flea Bitten
Disease Carried by Bad Blood
Ticked Off in Northern Canada
These Welts Are Bugging Me!
Fraught With Danger

Chapter 11: Vampires Keeping Us Safe and Sound
Opening the Blood Gates
Flea For Your Life
Kissing Syringes Goodbye
Battling Heart Attacks

Chapter 12: Suck it Up! We Need Those Bloodsuckers!
Marvellous Mosquitos
Stuck In a Web
Blood on the BATtlefield

Chapter 13: Leave My Blood Alone!
Stop Bugging Me!
Bug Off!
The Clock is Ticking
Planet-Wide Pest Control
Don't Be a Sucker!

Index
Glossary
Further Reading
Bibliography
Image Credits

Preface

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: I Vant to Suck Your Blood
Out for Blood
What is Blood?
Blood for Survival
At Stake
Blood Brothers

Chapter 2: Warm-Blooded Slurpers
Got (Warm) Blood?
Flesh and Blood
Blood Feasts
Vampire Bats
Sharing in the Blood Bath

Chapter 3: Pecking Orders
Vampire Finches
Birds That Want Blood

Chapter 4: Fliers and Buzzers
Who's That Buzzing in My Ear?
Not Horsing Around
Battle of the Bloodsuckers
Sensing a Blood Buffet
Salty Sips
Beautiful Blooderflies

Chapter 5: Crawlers
What Makes a Tick Tick?
Seven Habits of Highly Annoying Ticks
Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite
The Kiss of Death
Bloodsucking the Bloodsuckers
Mighty Mite
Lousy Lice
Nice for Lice: Does Your Hair Measure Up?

Chapter 6: Swimmers
Leeching Beneath Your Skin
Suckered!
Catching (and Draining) Some Rays
Pale Around the Gills

Chapter 7: Where Bloodsuckers Live and Bleed

Chapter 8: There's a Sucker Born Every Minute
Life Cycle of a Mosquito
Life Cycle of a Kissing Bug
Blood and Guts
Vampire Batterfly: A Metamorphosis Game

Chapter 9: Parasites From the Past
Weighing in on Fleas
Amber: As Good As Gold?
Blood from a Stone

Chapter 10: Blood, Sweat, and Fears
Flea Bitten
Disease Carried by Bad Blood

Ticked Off in Northern Canada
These Welts Are Bugging Me!
Fraught With Danger

Chapter 11: Vampires Keeping Us Safe and Sound
Opening the Blood Gates
Flea For Your Life
Kissing Syringes Goodbye
Battling Heart Attacks

Chapter 12: Suck it Up! We Need Those Bloodsuckers!
Marvellous Mosquitos
Stuck In a Web
Blood on the BATtlefield

Chapter 13: Leave My Blood Alone!
Stop Bugging Me!
Bug Off!
The Clock is Ticking
Planet-Wide Pest Control
Don't Be a Sucker!

Index
Glossary
Further Reading
Bibliography
Image Credits

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