Chirping Crickets (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2)

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9780060249618: Chirping Crickets (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2)

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and life cycle of crickets while giving particular emphasis to how they chirp

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Melvin Berger is the author of more than 200 books for children. Among his Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science titles are Germs Make Me Sick! illustrated by Marilyn Hafner, and Chirping Crickets illustrated by Megan Lloyd. Mr Berger lives in East Hampton, New York, with his wife.

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To human listeners, cricket songs announce that summer can't last forever; their evening chirps forecast falling leaves, cooler temperatures, and the start of school in the not-so-distant future. But for crickets, chirping is the mating song of male crickets, rubbing their front wings together, which females ``hear'' through membranes on their knees. These familiar insects seem a natural subject for the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series; Berger (How Life Began, 1991, etc.) describes their life cycles and their basic anatomy in an accessible, lively way. Lloyd's pictures are large and colorful; captions point out the knee ears and the sound-producing parts of the wings. Easy projects are included, as is a tidy formula for figuring out the temperature from the number of cricket chirps per minute. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9) -- Copyright ©1998, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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