From bugs that swim to beetles that eat mice to butterflies of many colors, beginning readers will learn about the exciting world of bugs, beetles, and butterflies in this Science Easy-to-Read book. Carefully researched illustrations depict the insects in detail. A glossary identifies the name of each insect, and Science Fun activities encourage children to observe and learn.
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PreSchool-Grade 1-Ziefert, known for her easy-to-read texts and simple sentence structure, offers a basic-level science book that is short on facts, including the basic difference between bugs and beetles. Rhyming phrases ("Beetles click./Beetles dance./Did you ever/have one crawl/up your pants?") add little to readers' knowledge and at times seem awkward and forced. On the other hand, there are many repeated words and vibrant visual clues to aid beginning readers. The illustrations are colorful and add a touch of humor to the slight text, yet most are rather ordinary. Flather's best artwork is in the sketches of insects on the final pages of the appendix, which lists the common insect names. This title is more effective as an easy reader for the fiction shelves than as an introduction to the topic.
Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA
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Book Description Puffin, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140386912
Book Description Puffin Books, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140386912
Book Description Penguin Books Australia. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Bugs, Beetles & Butterflies, Harriet Ziefert. Bookseller Inventory # B9780140386912