The Beetle Book

The Beetle Book

Book - 2012
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Beetles squeak and beetles glow. Beetles stink, beetles sprint, beetles walk on water. With legs, antennae, horns, beautiful shells, knobs, and other oddities--what's not to like about beetles? The beetle world is vast: one out of every four living things on earth is a beetle. There are over 350,000 different species named so far and scientists suspect there may be as many as a million. From the goliath beetle that weighs one fourth of a pound to the nine inch long titan beetle, award-winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins presents a fascinating array of these intriguing insects and the many amazing adaptations they have made to survive.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, c2012
ISBN: 9780547680842
Branch Call Number: JEN 595.76 JEN
Characteristics: 31 p. : col. ill. ; 26 x 27 cm


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Nov 07, 2017

Excellent images, light on information.
Difficult to identify beetles region specific.
Overall, very interesting for the bug lover.

Oct 31, 2016

I love Steve Jenkins' artwork--his paper illustrations are awesome!

Jul 08, 2013

A simple book with great information and beautiful pictures. This book is great for young kids and older kids who want to learn all about beetles. I found myself enjoying the book as I read it to my toddler.

SCL_Preschool May 25, 2012

Steve Jenkins is well known for his amazing artwork and compelling children's information books. This one is no exception and is sure to be a hit with young insect lovers.

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Jul 08, 2013

rachaelbecker thinks this title is suitable for 3 years and over


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