Everything Bug: What Kids Really Want to Know About Insects and Spiders

Everything Bug: What Kids Really Want to Know About Insects and Spiders

by Cherie Winner


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Question-and-answer format brings (readers) right to the topics that interest the most. Accessible and photo-packed.—BOOKLIST Clear, full-color photos provide close-up views of various species. This is a fun treat for browsers. —SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781559718912
Publisher: Cooper Square Publishing Llc
Publication date: 04/28/2004
Series: Kids Faqs Series
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 450,377
Product dimensions: 6.09(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.23(d)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

Why wouldn't we have chocolate if bugs disappeared?8
Were insects and spiders here in the time of dinosaurs?10
Is there any place on Earth where bugs don't live?12
How many kinds of insects and spiders are there?14
What's the difference between insects and spiders?16
Aren't spiders also different because they make webs?18
Why don't spiders stick to their own webs?21
What are the biggest insects and spiders? What are the smallest?22
Why doesn't a bug grow to be as big as a dog?24
What do spiders and insects eat?25
Why are ants so good at finding food?26
Why do people put ladybugs in their gardens?27
Why are grasshoppers such good jumpers?28
Why is it so hard to swat a fly?29
How do crickets make that chirping sound?30
What makes lightning bugs light up?32
Are all spiders venomous? Is it dangerous to have spiders living in my house?34
What do I do if a spider bites me?36
Why do mosquito bites itch? Has anyone ever died from a mosquito bite?38
Why do some people die from a bee sting?40
Are butterflies and moths the only insects that start out as caterpillars and end up as adults that can fly?42
What's the difference between butterflies and moths?44
Do insect and spider parents take care of their babies?46
How long do bugs live?48
Where do bugs go in winter?50
I once saw a cookbook with recipes for bugs. Do people really eat those things?52
Is it true that old poop would pile up around us if insects disappeared?54
Ok, we'll keep dung beetles, but couldn't we do without the bugs that bug us the most?56
Tall tales about bugs59

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