Author: Simon, Seymour
Explores the wonderful world of insects, with insects' life stages, senses, bodies, and the many different kinds, including beetles, dragonflies, bees, butterflies, and more!
Kirkus Reviews (05/01/16)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 05/15/2016 Simon opens this attractive introduction to insects by explaining in a kid-friendly way how people commonly misidentify these animals. Referencing the scientific classification system, he clarifies why it’s correct to refer to some insects (but not all) as bugs and why spiders aren’t insects at all. After discussing insect metamorphosis, senses, numbers, and history, he introduces familiar members of a number of orders, from beetles, bees, wasps, and ants to butterflies and moths. A section of interesting factoids describes the Goliath beetle as “about the weight of a good-sized hamburger.” Each double-page spread includes one or more well-chosen color photographs, which are notable for their clarity, composition, and usefulness in illustrating points mentioned in the adjacent text. Like other Simon books, this one is readily identifiable by its large, square format, excellent photos, and large-print text. And like his other recent volumes, it includes a glossary, an index, and a brief list of online resources. Handsome and useful, here’s a solid addition to science collections. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.