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The Beetle Book

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Publisher Comments:

The Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) has made news across the United States. These beetles came to America from China, living in wood turned into shipping material. At first the beetles invaded urban areas, where hardwood trees were in limited supplyand#8212;Chicago was able to declare itself ALB-free in 2006. But right now there is bad news in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and Torontoand#8212;infestations have erupted in the areaand#8217;s hardwood forests, and these beetles, while bad at flying, are very good at killing trees.

Clint McFarlandand#8217;s job? Stop the ALB at any cost. How do you balance the needs of residents, the impact to the environment, and an invasive species primed to wipe out entire forests? It takes the help of everyday people, such as children playing baseball at a playground, teams of beetle-sniffing dogs, and science-minded people (bug scientists and tree doctors) to eradicate this invasive pest.

Review:

"Jenkins pairs his customarily gorgeous brand of cut- and torn-paper collage with fascinating tidbits in this exploration of the vast world of beetles. Each insect is carefully crafted to highlight its unique characteristics — the feather-horn beetle's fanlike antennae; the striking red markings on the back of a harlequin beetle — and several are shown actual size (terrifying in the case of some like the titan beetle and Fijian long-horn beetle). Readers will learn about basic beetle anatomy, as well as facts about specific species: the Australian tiger beetle 'is the fastest runner in the insect world,' and the titan beetle's jaws are strong enough to 'snap a pencil in half.' Jenkins offers a wealth of information about beetles and presents it impeccably. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Caldecott Honor-winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins explores form, color, and pattern, and captures the very unique nature of beetles in this brilliantly illustrated picture book.

Synopsis:

A fascinating nonfiction photo essay about the tree-killing Asian long-horned beetle in our very own backyards. Read aboutand#160;how the help of everyday people, their neighborhoods, teams of beetle-sniffing dogs, and a nationwide effort from bug scientists to tree doctors are working to eradicate thisand#160;incredibly invasiveand#160;pest.

Synopsis:

The Official Spider Test.

What do you do when you see a spider?

and#160;
a. Lay on a BIG spidey smoocheroo.
b. Smile, but back away slowly.
c. Grab the closest object, wind up, and let it fly.
d. Run away screaming.

and#160;

If you chose b, c, or d, then this book is for you! (If you chose a, you might be crazy.)

and#160;

Iand#8217;m Trying to Love Spiders will help you see these amazing arachnids in a whole new light, from their awesomely excessive eight eyes, to the seventy-five pounds of bugs a spider can eat in a single year! And youand#8217;re sure to feel better knowing you have a better chance of being struck by lightning than being fatally bit by a spider. Comforting, right? No? Either way, thereand#8217;s heaps more information in here to help you forget your fears . . . or at least laugh a lot!

Synopsis:

Its time for a bath! Find out which animals soak, lick, bake, or spray their dirt away.

About the Author

Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated many nonfiction picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor-winning What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and informative. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page, and their children.

Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated many nonfiction picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor-winning What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and informative. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page, and their children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547680842
Author:
Jenkins, Steve
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Author:
Harasimowicz, Ellen
Author:
Page, Robin
Author:
Barton, Bethany
Author:
Burns, Loree Griffin
Author:
Griffin Burns, Loree
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Wild Animals
Subject:
Science & Technology - General
Subject:
Animals - Insects Spiders etc.
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
Scientists in the Field Series
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 8
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color photographs
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
10 x 10 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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Product details 64 pages Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) - English 9780547680842 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Jenkins pairs his customarily gorgeous brand of cut- and torn-paper collage with fascinating tidbits in this exploration of the vast world of beetles. Each insect is carefully crafted to highlight its unique characteristics — the feather-horn beetle's fanlike antennae; the striking red markings on the back of a harlequin beetle — and several are shown actual size (terrifying in the case of some like the titan beetle and Fijian long-horn beetle). Readers will learn about basic beetle anatomy, as well as facts about specific species: the Australian tiger beetle 'is the fastest runner in the insect world,' and the titan beetle's jaws are strong enough to 'snap a pencil in half.' Jenkins offers a wealth of information about beetles and presents it impeccably. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , Caldecott Honor-winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins explores form, color, and pattern, and captures the very unique nature of beetles in this brilliantly illustrated picture book.
"Synopsis" by , A fascinating nonfiction photo essay about the tree-killing Asian long-horned beetle in our very own backyards. Read aboutand#160;how the help of everyday people, their neighborhoods, teams of beetle-sniffing dogs, and a nationwide effort from bug scientists to tree doctors are working to eradicate thisand#160;incredibly invasiveand#160;pest.
"Synopsis" by ,
The Official Spider Test.

What do you do when you see a spider?

and#160;
a. Lay on a BIG spidey smoocheroo.
b. Smile, but back away slowly.
c. Grab the closest object, wind up, and let it fly.
d. Run away screaming.

and#160;

If you chose b, c, or d, then this book is for you! (If you chose a, you might be crazy.)

and#160;

Iand#8217;m Trying to Love Spiders will help you see these amazing arachnids in a whole new light, from their awesomely excessive eight eyes, to the seventy-five pounds of bugs a spider can eat in a single year! And youand#8217;re sure to feel better knowing you have a better chance of being struck by lightning than being fatally bit by a spider. Comforting, right? No? Either way, thereand#8217;s heaps more information in here to help you forget your fears . . . or at least laugh a lot!

"Synopsis" by ,
Its time for a bath! Find out which animals soak, lick, bake, or spray their dirt away.
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