Bugs and Bugsicles: Insects in the Winter

3.86 avg rating
( 35 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781590782699: Bugs and Bugsicles: Insects in the Winter
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The secret world of insects revealed. Every fall, insects disappear. And every spring, they return. Where do they go? The dragonfly dies, leaving its young safe in the muddy bottom of a stream. The monarch butterfly sails the air to dry mountains in Mexico. And the Arctic woolly bear caterpillar becomes a "bugsicle"—it freezes solid, then thaws out to live another day. The honeybee, praying mantis, field cricket, ladybug, and pavement ant also use awe-inspiring tricks to outwit the killing frosts of winter. The author and illustrator re-create the insects' movements and reveal their secrets in this winner of the John Burroughs Nature Books for Young Readers Award. Experiments reinforce key concepts.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Amy S. Hansen has written twelve books for children, most of them about the science of everyday life. In addition, she has written for several children's magazines, including Highlights for Children, Cricket, Ask, and Click. her electronic encyclopedia, Earth Explorer, received a Parents' Choice Award from the Parents' Choice Foundation. She lives in Greenbelt, Maryland

Robert C. Kray
is an artist and illustrator whose depictions of wildlife have been published and recognized nationally. his illustrations have been published by the National Wildlife Federation and in Outdoor Life, Sports Afield, Reader's Digest, Highlights for Children, and others. He lives in Mountaintop, Pennsylvania.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 3–5—The basic ways insects survive winter's harsh elements are explored in a series of picture spreads. The text, set against colorful, realistic, acrylic paintings of the invertebrates discussed, mixes short scenarios of eight representative insects preparing for winter with brief, factual descriptions of their habitats and physical and/or behavioral characteristics. A few sections sketch the behavior of all eight, but most focus on one at a time. A praying mantis finds a safe spot to lay her eggs, encasing them in a frothy sack that will harden and insulate them against the cold; a monarch butterfly starts its long migration south to Mexico where she waits out the winter with thousands of other monarchs in mountain pine trees; an Arctic Woolly Bear Caterpillar feeds heavily during the short spring and summer, spins a cocoon in a rock crevice, freezes in winter, and thaws out in spring unharmed, etc. Other insects include a ladybug, a field cricket, pavement ants, a honeybee, and a dragonfly. The text moves smoothly from the short scenarios to the factual material. While introductions to some of the same creatures mention their response to winter, there is comparatively little specific information on this topic for this age group.—Karey Wehner, formerly at San Francisco Public Library
(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781590787632: Bugs and Bugsicles: Insects in the Winter

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1590787633 ISBN 13:  9781590787632
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press, 2010
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Amy S. Hansen
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 1590782690 ISBN 13: 9781590782699
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 1590782690

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Amy S. Hansen
Published by Boyds Mills Press, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 1590782690 ISBN 13: 9781590782699
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Boyds Mills Press, United States, 2010. Hardback. Condition: New. Robert C. Kray (illustrator). Language: English . Brand New Book. The secret world of insects revealed. Every fall, insects disappear. And every spring, they return. Where do they go? The dragonfly dies, leaving its young safe in the muddy bottom of a stream. The monarch butterfly sails the air to dry mountains in Mexico. And the Arctic woolly bear caterpillar becomes a bugsicle --it freezes solid, then thaws out to live another day. The honeybee, praying mantis, field cricket, ladybug, and pavement ant also use awe-inspiring tricks to outwit the killing frosts of winter. The author and illustrator re-create the insects movements and reveal their secrets in this winner of the John Burroughs Nature Books for Young Readers Award. Experiments reinforce key concepts. Seller Inventory # BZV9781590782699

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Hansen, Amy S.
Published by Boyds Mills Press, U.S.A. (2010)
ISBN 10: 1590782690 ISBN 13: 9781590782699
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
PORT HOLE BOOKS and PUBLISHING
(Florence, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Boyds Mills Press, U.S.A., 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. new first edition hardback with new dustjacket; color illus; pub. slip laid in. Seller Inventory # 015053

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Amy S. Hansen
Published by Boyds Mills Press, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 1590782690 ISBN 13: 9781590782699
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Boyds Mills Press, United States, 2010. Hardback. Condition: New. Robert C. Kray (illustrator). Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. The secret world of insects revealed. Every fall, insects disappear. And every spring, they return. Where do they go? The dragonfly dies, leaving its young safe in the muddy bottom of a stream. The monarch butterfly sails the air to dry mountains in Mexico. And the Arctic woolly bear caterpillar becomes a bugsicle --it freezes solid, then thaws out to live another day. The honeybee, praying mantis, field cricket, ladybug, and pavement ant also use awe-inspiring tricks to outwit the killing frosts of winter. The author and illustrator re-create the insects movements and reveal their secrets in this winner of the John Burroughs Nature Books for Young Readers Award. Experiments reinforce key concepts. Seller Inventory # BTE9781590782699

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Amy S. Hansen
Published by Boyds Mills Press, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 1590782690 ISBN 13: 9781590782699
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Boyds Mills Press, United States, 2010. Hardback. Condition: New. Robert C. Kray (illustrator). Language: English . Brand New Book. The secret world of insects revealed. Every fall, insects disappear. And every spring, they return. Where do they go? The dragonfly dies, leaving its young safe in the muddy bottom of a stream. The monarch butterfly sails the air to dry mountains in Mexico. And the Arctic woolly bear caterpillar becomes a bugsicle --it freezes solid, then thaws out to live another day. The honeybee, praying mantis, field cricket, ladybug, and pavement ant also use awe-inspiring tricks to outwit the killing frosts of winter. The author and illustrator re-create the insects movements and reveal their secrets in this winner of the John Burroughs Nature Books for Young Readers Award. Experiments reinforce key concepts. Seller Inventory # FLT9781590782699

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Amy S. Hansen
Published by Boyds Mills Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 1590782690 ISBN 13: 9781590782699
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Boyds Mills Press, 2010. Condition: New. Robert C. Kray (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M1590782690

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Amy S. Hansen, Robert C. Kray (Illustrator)
Published by Boyds Mills Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 1590782690 ISBN 13: 9781590782699
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Boyds Mills Press, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1590782690

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Hansen, Amy S.
Published by Boyds Mills Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 1590782690 ISBN 13: 9781590782699
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Boyds Mills Press, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111590782690

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 39.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Hansen, Amy/ Kray, Robert C. (Illustrator)
Published by Boyds Mills Pr (2010)
ISBN 10: 1590782690 ISBN 13: 9781590782699
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Boyds Mills Pr, 2010. SAL. Condition: Brand New. 32 pages. 10.00x8.25x0.50 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 1590782690

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 35.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Amy S. Hansen
Published by Boyds Mills Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 1590782690 ISBN 13: 9781590782699
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Boyds Mills Press, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1590782690n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 102.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds