This beginner’s guide offers a first glimpse into the natural world of insects.
In this addition to the acclaimed About… series, educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple,easy-to-understand language to teach children what insects are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live. With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to the wide variety of insects, from grasshoppers to the Monarch Butterfly. An afterword provides further details on the insects featured and inspires young readers to learn more.
“The text uses clear, concise language and draws in the young scientist a sentence at a time. The translation of the original English text facilitates the reader’s exploration and is easy to follow. The author and illustrator present a seamless collaboration as they expose the natural world to curious minds. The author, a former teacher, provides bite-sized facts….well-composed images depict a snapshot of an insect’s life and help generate a form of respect for these oftentimes misunderstood creatures…. This recommended beginner’s foray into the world of insects would be a welcome component to any STEAM curriculum—especially if paired with the English edition for bilingual language enrichment.” —School Library Journal
AR Level: 2.2
Themes: Insect Behavior, Insect Characteristics, Insect Habitats
BISAC 1: JNF003120 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Insects, Spiders, etc.
BISAC 2: JNF003000 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / General
BISAC 3: NF051050 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Biology