Best-selling simplifier of science Lucille Recht Penner unearths the truth
about the water bug which sucks its victims' blood like a vampire, the assassin
bug which turns its prey to mush with a special poison, and other barbaric
bugs. This vividly illustrated collection of sensational but true bug facts is
sure to set young readers' skin crawling!
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Lucille Recht Penner is the author of many nonfiction books for kids, including Dinosaur Babies and Monster Bugs in Random House’s Step into Reading program. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.
Pamela Johnson is a children’s writer known for Polar Bears, Dinosaur Eggs, Giant Squid, Whales & Dolphins, and Monster Bugs.
Grade 1-3?An easy-to-read book about a number of large and ferocious insects. A couple of interesting facts are presented per double-page spread, many of which concern how the insects defend themselves or attack other animals or each other. The direct writing style is suitable for the subject matter. Although the language is simple, the author relates much interesting information. Feeling a bit horrified is part of the fun. The pen-and-watercolor illustrations fit well with the text. The bugs are appropriately threatening and gruesome. Another book on the topic for a slightly older age group is L. A. Mound's Amazing Insects (Knopf, 1993). Margery Facklam's The Big Bug Book (Little, 1994) provides many details about large species and the illustrations portray them in their actual size. Monster Bugs might create interest and lead readers to other, more challenging titles.?Anne Parker, Milton Public Library, MA
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Book Description Perfection Learning, 1996. Book Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP78907697
Book Description Perfection Learning. Library Binding. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Bookseller Inventory # 2613769890