What makes an insect an insect? What makes a bug a bug? Read and find out! With intricate and vividly colored collages from Caldecott Medal winner Steve Jenkins and engaging text from Anne Rockwell, Bugs Are Insects introduces the youngest readers to the fascinating world of the creepy crawly.
Now rebranded with a new cover look, this NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book includes activities such as conducting an insect survey, drawing a picture of your favorite insects, and planting a butterfly garden. Both text and artwork were vetted for accuracy by Dr. Ed Spevak, Curator of Invertebrates and Director of the Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Institute Center for Native Pollinator Conservation.
This is a Level 1 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores introductory concepts for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.
About the Author
Anne Rockwell is a pioneer in the field of nonfiction for very young children. She has more than a hundred books to her credit, including Why Are the Ice Caps Melting? and Clouds in the Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Steve Jenkins has illustrated many children’s books, including What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?, a Caldecott Honor Book, and The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. He has also illustrated Wiggling Worms at Work, Life in a Coral Reef, and Almost Gone in the Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is educational (I learned some things, too!) and engaging. It tells kids what makes an insect and insect, and what true "bugs" are. My son loves it and has asked to re-read it many times.
great for k5 or 1st grader
This is an excellent reference book for my preschoolers. It is a little too complicated, but if you read only a few of the sentences on each page, use words the children understand, they can be engaged in the "story". This is particularly good with small groups, and children who LOVE science, bugs, the outdoors, etc. The insects/bugs are "common" in our backyard, so the children can identify with the pictures. Ann Rockwell has some wonderful books that are just perfect for preschoolers through 2nd grade, such as Pumpkins and Apples, On the Beach, etc. Check those out also.