* What kind of insect does a back flip?
* Which bug will wrestle with a rival?
You'll find the answers to these and other fascinating questionsabout insects in Pet Bugs. Small, easy to find, catch, and carefor, and intriguing to watch, bugs make terrific pets! In Pet Bugs,Sally Kneidel shows you how to catch and keep crickets, mantises,click beetles, and many more kinds of insects. She'll also give youa close-up view of how insects interact with one another and withtheir environment. C Captivating illustrations throughout the bookbring this fun-filled hobby to life for kids.
|Product dimensions:||7.03(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.36(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
SALLY KNEIDEL, Ph.D., teaches science to grades K-6 at Cotswold Elementary School in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is the author of Creepy Crawlies and the Scientific Method, and her articles have appeared in Mothering magazine, Ecology, and The Charlotte Observer.
Table of Contents
Bugs That Eat Other Bugs.
Bugs That Have Special Tricks to Avoid Being Gobbled Up.
Bugs That Look Like Something They're Not.
Bugs That Live and Work in Groups.
Bugs That Communicate with Each Other in Special Ways.
Bugs That MultiplyBefore Your Eyes!.
For Further Reading.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book describes how to identify, find, catch, and care for 26 different types of bugs. The species are organized into six categories according to habits and characteristics that kids are likely to find interesting (e.g. bugs with special tricks, bugs that communicate, bugs that live in groups, bugs that multiply before your eyes, etc.) While some might take issue with the "soft approach" to science this book sometimes takes (bugs are described in anthropomorphic terms, and the subtitle is misleading as only about half the creatures in the book are technically insects), the language used succeeds in being readable and engaging for children, without patronizing. Pen and ink illustrations provide clear examples to help identify species. There is a real shortage of books about the catching and keeping of backyard critters and this book fills the void well. It could be a useful tool for encouraging outdoor exploration and applicable research. Highly recommended for public and elementary school libraries.
This excellent book offers a guide to keeping bugs as pets, and will suit both the adult and the child reader. Written in a friendly style by an author who clearly likes insects, arachnids and crustaceans, it will enchant both the bug lover and the bug hater with its descriptions of different pet worthy creatures and their habits. The science is good, with accessible and accurate information, including genus and species names. Definitely worth owning.