|Murderous mosquitoes (Bugged Out! The World's Most Dangerous Bugs)|
Author: Goldish, Meish
Learn all about mosquitoes and the deadly diseases they carry.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 5.40
Points: .5 Quiz: 501124
School Library Journal (05/01/19)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 05/01/2019 Gr 4–6—The connection between bugs and bubonic plague, malaria, and other dangers are highlighted in this series. Each title opens with a true story of a human victim, which includes a photo and quotes from the person. Background information follows in clear, well-organized prose. Readers learn about the creatures, the diseases they transmit, and current medical treatments, with at least one other real-life example included. Visuals effectively support the horrific nature of the topic, mixing close-up bug photos and images of afflicted humans, a few of which are especially alarming. Facts about the uncertainty of some treatments and the continued geographic spread of the bugs add to the drama. Safety tips are included, along with some data about the relative rarity of some diseases, but the focus is definitely on the shocking dangers of bugs and afflictions. VERDICT Effective presentation for readers intrigued about the more gruesome aspects of nature. - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.