Monday, July 15, 2013
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