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Offers a close look at baby insects, those animals which are nicknamed "bugs"
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Grade 2-4?Extraordinary, full-color close-ups reveal 20 kinds of insect "babies" in intimate detail. Every glistening eye, slimy body, and poisonous bristle is clearly visible. A succinct text in large, bold print briefly describes the hatching of the young and the different stages of development they undergo. Outstanding physical or behavioral characteristics of particular species are also discussed; some of them involve defense mechanisms such as mimicry, warning colors, venomous spines, and camouflage. Almost every page is illustrated with a crystal clear photographic enlargement of one or more of the insects discussed. The layout is marvelously varied; some photos are of snapshot size while others take up most of a page, spilling over onto a portion of the next. Included are larvae or nymphs of the giant silk moth, parasitic wasp, Io moth, honeybee, spittlebug, earwig, caddisfly, and fungus gnat. Scientific names of the species depicted are provided in the photo credits at the front of the book. This beautifully photographed, well-written and organized title will be a welcome resource on insect development. It will be a good companion book to Robert Snedden's What Is an Insect? (Sierra Club Books, 1993) and Nancy Goor's more difficult Insect Metamorphosis (Atheneum, 1990).?Karey Wehner, San Francisco Public Library
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Ages 5^-8. Markle's fascinating guide combines general information about baby insects with specifics about the habits of creatures such as aphids, wasps, water bugs, and caterpillars. The author presents basic vocabulary and scientific facts first, including information about the three main body parts and stages of development, then builds on that knowledge. Striking color photographs with captions reinforce the facts; for example, one double-page spread shows a monarch butterfly caterpillar as larva, pupa, and butterfly. As an added bonus for some kids, many of the pictures have high gross-out appeal, for instance, a close-up featuring wasp larvae bursting out of a poor caterpillar. (The accompanying text puts the photo into scientific focus: "When the larvae hatched, they ate the caterpillar's body parts and grew.") A combined glossary and index is appended. Lauren Peterson
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Book Description Walker & Co, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110802784437
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STR-0802784437
Book Description Walker & Co, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0802784437