Monday, July 15, 2013

The Beetle Book

Cover art for THE BEETLE BOOK

Author & Illustrator:   Steve Jenkins
Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin
Publication Year:   2012
Location: Knox County Public Library- Powell

Awards:   Kirkus Best Book; NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books; SLJ Best Books,  Booklist Top 10 Books for Youth ,ALSC Notable Children’s Books

Summary:  The book starts with the fact that one out of every four creatures on the planet is a beetle. It goes on to describe beetles, their anatomy, and all the different kinds that there are. The illustrations are colorful torn-paper collages and the small text keeps the focus on them.

Classroom Ideas: Classroom study of beetles, animals, and animal parts.

Extras: Index of beetles with latin names

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