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Leaping Grasshoppers
     

Leaping Grasshoppers

by Meish Goldish, Brian V. Brown (Consultant)
 
A grasshopper can jump 20 times the length of its body. If people had legs that strong, they could easily hop over two school buses in one jump! Look inside to discover more fascinating facts about these little leapers.

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A grasshopper can jump 20 times the length of its body. If people had legs that strong, they could easily hop over two school buses in one jump! Look inside to discover more fascinating facts about these little leapers.

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Children's Literature - Denise Daley
Although there are over 10,000 different types of grasshoppers, all of them fall into one of two categories. They are either short-horned grasshoppers, with short antennas, or long-horned grasshoppers, with long antennas. Grasshoppers are mostly known for their jumping ability, as well as the songs they sing. Long-horned grasshoppers rub their wings together to create their songs whereas short-horned grasshoppers make music by rubbing one of their legs against one of their wings. This book contains many amazing, close-up photographs of grasshoppers. Since it is intended for younger readers, the text is introductory in nature. A basic description of how grasshoppers lay eggs and how baby grasshoppers grow is given. Grasshoppers are both prey and predators, and the photographs and simple sentences explain the process so that young readers can easily understand their life cycle. This book is part of the "No Backbone! The World of Invertebrates" series. Reviewer: Denise Daley

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597165860
Publisher:
Bearport Pub Co Inc
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Series:
No Backbone! Series: Insects!
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
IG730L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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