Go buggy over insects! At any given time there are 10 quintillion insects on the Earth; that means 200 million bugs for every person out there. And while they sometimes annoy us—or worse, like the deadly mosquito, which can kill us—insects are essential to life as we know it. Written from the point of view of the bugs themselves, this fascinating book provides a lesson in ecology and conservation as it introduces kids to 12 insects—including ants, spiders, bees, ladybugs, and beetles—plus one surprise guest. Featuring incredible text by Ben Richmond, accompanied by breathtaking photos, Don’t Bug the Insects explains just why these tiny creatures are so important, how they help humans and the planet, and why we need to treat them well.
About the Author
Ben Richmond is a science journalist who writes about dinosaurs, outer space, and the origin of words for Vice magazine’s Motherboard website. He has also contributed to The Believer, and writes for the Metropolitan Museum of Art (the MET). Ben has previously written Why Is the Sea Salty? And other questions about the ocean, What Are the Three Branches of Government? And other questions about the U.S. Constitution, and Where Do Garbage Trucks Go? And other questions about Trash and Recycling in the GOOD QUESTION! series. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.