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Learn About Insects

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Young children of a certain age are often fascinated by insects. Insects (Smithsonian Little Explorer) by Martha E. H. Rustad is a great way to encourage them to learn more.

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In addition to explaining metamorphosis and insect senses, Insects covers eight main insect groups from bees to flies. Each two-page spread has bright color photographs throughout. Some of the photographs are edge to edge, giving a feeling that you are actually seeing the scene first hand.

In the back are suggestions for thinking more deeply about insects, as well as a glossary, book recommendations for further reading, and a portal to Internet Sites through FactHound.

Insects will thrill budding entomologists. It is also a useful resource for libraries and classrooms.

See our full review and a related activity about insect senses at Growing With Science blog.

 

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Trained as a scientist, I blog about science and nature at Growing With Science, and about children's books at Wrapped in Foil.

2 thoughts on “Learn About Insects

  1. This looks like a cool book! I love the cover….