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In Ants, emergent readers will learn where ants live and how they find food. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they discover the fascinating and busy world of ants.
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Mari Schuh is the author of more than 200 nonfiction children's books, covering topics from tomatoes to tornadoes. She has written numerous articles for daily newspapers and has presented at the West Virginia Book Festival. Mari lives in Wisconsin with her husband and their house rabbit, Kindle.Review:
It s an insect-eat-insect world out there, as proven by the Insect World series. While each title covers similar information, they are not simply a repetition of interchangeable facts. Instead, each book s short, clear, yet engaging text takes an approach individual to its titular bug. Ants focuses on how these insects leave their colonies to search for food, as well as how they use their antennae to smell food, the kinds of food they eat, and how they bring that food back to their nests. After noting typical physical characteristics, Beetles looks at several distinct kinds of beetles and their special qualities, from the stag beetle with large jaws to the dung beetle ( I eat poop! ). Crickets uses guided questions to explain how and why these insects make sound, even showing how crickets have ears on their front legs, and then describes their life cycle. Ladybugs covers multiple topics, including the insects' usefulness to farmers, defense mechanism against predators, life cycle, and method of hibernation. The series' greatest strength rests in the high-quality color photos that invite follow-up questions: Are some ladybugs black? How can that ant carry something so big? Each book concludes with the insect s parts labeled and a picture glossary. --Booklist
Simple sentences set in appealing layouts and matched with useful photographs make this series a strong choice for beginning readers. Rather than trying to cover a broad spectrum of information, individual books highlight one area of particular interest, such as food gathering in Honeybees and birth and mating in Crickets. The language is spare but effective, with short informational sentences and occasional question/answer sequences: How does [a cricket] make sound? He rubs his wings. The photographs are uncluttered and helpful, often depicting the specific body part or behavior mentioned in the text. For example, though the words can be as simple as Bees sip nectar, the close-up view of the insect in action, with one judiciously placed label, expands the impact. A brief picture glossary and a captioned photo with labeled parts neatly conclude each title. The series compares favorably to other bug sets aimed at first readers. --School Library Journal
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