I Wonder Why Spiders Spin Webs and Other Questions about Creepy Crawlies

I Wonder Why Spiders Spin Webs and Other Questions about Creepy Crawlies

by Amanda O'Neill


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With detailed , lively answers to these and many other fascinating questions, I Wonder Why Spiders Spin Webs is a perfect introduction to the world of creepy crawlies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780753465240
Publisher: Kingfisher
Publication date: 03/01/2011
Series: Kingfisher I Wonder Why Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 225,313
Product dimensions: 8.99(w) x 11.01(h) x 0.19(d)
Lexile: 820L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Amanda O'Neill has worked in education since 1976 and has been a freelance writer and editor since 1986. She has written books on a wide range of subjects and wrote both I Wonder Why Spiders Spin Webs, and Cats. Amanda has never lived without cats - her current feline friend is rescue-cat Jess, a seven-year-old part-Burmese. Amanda lives in Leicestershire, England, with her family and a whole host of reptiles, bugs, and other creatures.

Table of Contents

Which is the biggest creepy crawly?4
What is the smallest creepy crawly?5
What is an insect?6
When is a fly not a fly?6
What is a bug?7
Are spiders insects?7
Why do spiders spin webs?8
How do spiders make thread?8
When do spiders fly?9
What does an insect feel with its feelers?10
Which insect tastes with its toes?11
Which insect listens with its legs?11
Why do caterpillars change into butterflies?12
Which insect makes the best mother?14
What hatches out in a vase?14
Which insect is the laziest parent?15
Which insects wear armor?16
Which beetle fires a spray gun?16
What digs graves, then robs them?17
Why do moths flutter around lamps?18
Why do glow-worms glow18
How do grasshoppers play the violin?19
How do mosquitoes hum?19
Why do bees live in hives?20
Why do bees dance?20
Why do bees carry brushes and baskets?21
Which ants live in a tent?22
Whose house has a trap door?22
Whose nest is paper thin?23
Which dragon lives under water?24
Which bug does the backstroke?25
When is a flower not a flower?26
When is a leaf not a leaf?27
Which insect has a fierce bottom?27
What has a sting in its tail?28
Can spiders kill people?28
What kills more than a million people a year?29
Which killing machine has 120 million legs?29
Are creepy crawlies good for people?30
Are people good for creepy crawlies?31

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