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Listen up, larvae! I've been in the trenches for the last year and a half, and let me tell you, there is danger lurking behind every tree and headlight. With my expertise, you'll learn how to hunt your first meal (snail soup anyone?), what makes your abdomen glow (put down the fire extinguisher!), and how to react when your mate wants to eat you for dinner (who knew fireflies could be cannibals?). Buck up, buttercup – you're in for the flight of your life! If you know what’s good for you, you'll stop goofing around and pay attention to How to Survive as a Firefly, or you might never make it to adulthood!
How to Survive as a Firefly provides a unique take on insect science that will entertain and educate in and out of the classroom. Full of opportunities for extended learning, this book includes fun facts hidden throughout the hilarious illustrated story – and after, a glossary of important terms and some real photos of fireflies. If you’ve ever wondered how these fascinating beetles grow and glow, and you like to laugh while you learn, this book is for you!
About the Author
KRISTEN FOOTE is the author of How to Survive as a Firefly and How to Survive as a Shark. With a degree in biology, she is a firm believer that learning about science can be fun (and funny!). She's a Colorado transplant who, when not writing, is enjoying everything the Rocky Mountains have to offer with her husband and two kids. How to Survive as a Firefly is her first book. ERICA SALCEDO is a Spanish illustrator. She studied fine art at Castilla-La Mancha University and holds a master's in illustration and graphic design. She has illustrated several books with publishers from around the world, including Wolfish Stew (Bloomsbury) and Department Store Sticker Book (Usborne Publishing).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In this work of creative nonfiction, the science comes through loud and clear, delivered by unique firefly characters through snappy dialogue and an assortment of sidebars containing fun facts. The illustrations are irresistible, especially the commander firefly with bushy eyebrows and his extra set of arms. The book is super fun, and kids will come away with a new appreciation for these fascinating insects and a basic understanding of metamorphosis, bioluminescence and other great science concepts. Back matter includes photos, Frequently Asked Questions, and a Glossary.