About Insects: A Guide for Children

About Insects: A Guide for Children


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This beginner’s guide offers a first glimpse into the natural world of insects.
In this addition to the acclaimed About… series, educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple,easy-to-understand language to teach children what insects are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live. With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to the wide variety of insects, from grasshoppers to the Monarch Butterfly. An afterword provides further details on the insects featured and inspires young readers to learn more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561458820
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 08/01/2015
Series: Peachtree About Animals Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 175,399
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She lives in North Carolina.

John Sill holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has achieved an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist and received several awards. He lives in North Carolina.

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About Insects: A Guide for Children 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
RebeccaMichelet on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a good book to read to students during a science lesson about insects. It describes what insects look like and their environment. The book also contains an afterword with detailed descriptions of the insects shown in the pictures.
ACS_Book_Blogger More than 1 year ago
“About Insects: A Guide for Children” by Cathryn Sill. This book is one of a series of books that Cathryn Sill has done. I love them because of the simple informative text and the captivating illustrations by John Sill. These books are loved by primary children for the life like depiction in the illustrations. The illustrator clearly pictures the insects in life like situations that are captivating for all to look at. I also believe these books can be helpful to middle grade students for the information contained. I especially like the section in the back of the book that gives more detailed information and which could be used by parents when discussing the book or by older readers doing research on this topic. These books are a great addition to any library. (reviewed by Claudette Delorge, Librarian) DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy of About Insects: A Guide for Children was provided by Peachtree Publishers in exchange for our honest review. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer.