Synopses & Reviews
Produced in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution this addition to the Super Encyclopedia series spotlights 100 insects which appear in vibrant photographs 3 D models and detailed illustrations. Individual species are grouped into five sections (“Animal Athletes” “Fearsome Hunters” “Tiny Terrors” etc.) based on behavioral or anatomical traits. Cross sections of animals’ habitats diagrams and video game–esque sidebars almost create the sense of exploring a website. The magnified images of the bugs offer startling up close looks at their antennae exoskeletons pincers and more and the vivid descriptions (“A pair of hugely powerful toothed jaws slice through the prey’s tough armor before the beetle smothers its meal in digestive juices to soften the flesh”) offer an equally intimate view of their behavior. Ages 8–12. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
Following on the success of Super Nature Encyclopedia and Super Human Encyclopedia comes Super Bug Encyclopedia a look at the 100 most amazing insects on the planet
Using macro photography and brand-new CGI artworks, Super Bug zooms right in to reveal the secrets of the most successful creatures on our planet. With incredible facts and stats for every bug, Super Bug showcases the superstars of the insect world. Find out which insect can snap a pencil in half, how a tiny moth can fly up to 70 miles an hour, and meet a dung beetle that can pull over 1,100 times its own body weight. Young readers will be wowed by what goes on inside the tiny world of ants, spiders, butterflies, moths, crickets, and other creepy crawlies.
Lively, informative, easy-to-access text based on the latest discoveries and scientific research showcases incredible feats of endurance, defense, strength, and speed while graphic, dashboard-style panels provides information at a glance.
Visualized with incredible 3-D models with cross-sections and strip layers, readers can explore every essential detail of the world of insects in Super Bug Encyclopedia.