|Locusts : an augmented reality experience (Creepy Crawlers In Action: Augmented Reality)|
Author: Markle, Sandra
Millions of locusts swarm a farmer's field and feast. When nothing green is left, the insects leave. Learn about the lives of locusts and what drives their incredible hunger with amazing augmented reality experiences.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 5.00
Points: .5 Quiz: 511344
School Library Journal (04/01/21)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 04/01/2021 Gr 4–6—Well-rounded arthropod profiles utilize words, photos, and an extra augmented reality component. Engaging text describes the creatures' attributes and behaviors. The lively scientific tone highlights fascinating facts and concepts without sensationalizing. Excellent photographs with useful captions show key physical features. Two noteworthy spreads present full-body views: photographs show the outside, while a drawing shows internal organs. Readers with a smartphone can access the augmented reality feature by downloading an app, then scanning a marked image on the page. A 3-D animated image pops up on the phone screen. There are three per book; most are visually appealing without significantly extending the information. More impressive examples include the expansion of a tick's body as it feeds (Ticks) and the jumping spider's mating dance (Jumping Spiders). This feature may increase engagement for some readers, but there's also plenty of excellent content for the print-only audience. VERDICT First-rate nonfiction, with a multimedia tie-in. - Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.