I'm a Pill Bug (Nature: a Child's Eye View)

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9781929132959: I'm a Pill Bug (Nature: a Child's Eye View)

Follow a "scavenger of nature" and discover just what makes these little bugs so fascinating. Discover how they spend their days, what they eat, where and when they sleep, and how they protect themselves. There are also tips on having a pill bug come to stay at your house...but only for a while!

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Yukihisa Tokuda was born in Japan in 1940 and has always been enchanted by insects. He began creating insect picure books while still a student at university. Kiyoshi Takahashi was working as an oil painter when he began to crete picture books about insects and plants with the detailed and real life drawings for which he is widley known.

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*Starred Review* PreS-Gr. 2. Many children know pill bugs as roly-polies and think of them as insects. In this picture book, a pill bug narrates a fascinating account of life among his humble yet admirable fellow crustaceans. In an easy-to-follow, conversational style, he explains what pill bugs eat and excrete, why they live near people, how they protect themselves against predators, why they shed and then eat their shells ("Yum! Very nutritious"), how they reproduce, and more. The final pages describe how to find pill bugs, touch them, and even keep one indoors as a guest before putting it back, since "He'll want to be with his family during the cold winter!" The lucid, matter-of-fact text answers the main questions children may have about the critters as well as some they might not have thought to ask. Meanwhile, handsome cut-paper collages re-create the pill bugs' world in realistic yet simplified terms. One series of pictures shows what happens when a pill bug encounters an ant, allowing even nonreaders to "read" what happens: the pill bug curls into a hard ball to ward off the ant's attack. Like others in the Nature: A Child's Eye View series, this excellent science picture book was originally published in Japan. Carolyn Phelan
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