Learn your beetles from A to Z as they crawl their way through the alphabet. Get to know the most diverse species on earth in this entertaining and informative nature ABC book. From the Dung Beetle to the Kalahari Beetle to the Zinc Metallic Beetles, the book is both fact-filled and fun for young readers. Full of Jerry Pallotta's signature humor and brought to life with bold artwork by award-winning illustrator, David Biedrzycki. A great introduction for the insect-enthused and lovers of all things that creep and crawl.
About the Author
Jerry Pallotta is an award-winning author of children's alphabet books and imaginative fiction. His books combine interesting facts, detailed research, humor, and realistic illustrations that mesmerize children everywhere. Jerry lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
David Biedrzycki has collaborated with children's author Jerry Pallotta on The Beetle Alphabet Book, The Boat Alphabet Book, and The Freshwater Alphabet Book. David is the author/illustrator of the Ace Lacewing, Bug Detective series as well as the Me and My Dragon series. He lives in Medfield, Massachusetts.
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Celebrate! There is nothing on earth as diverse as beetles. We start this alphabet book with the heaviest beetle around.
Excerpted from "The Beetle Alphabet Book"
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a perfect alphabet book for older students, because the information on beetles is quite detailed, with stunning illustrations. My students especially enjoy the few pages interspersed that are not about beetles, but that interact directly with the reader and add a lightness and humor to the book. Perfect for read-alouds, book walks, and research!
This book goes into sharing about the diversity of different beetles. This would be a good book to read to the class when discussing insects and bugs. The book has great illustrations of what different kinds of beetles look like, as well as, very detailed information about each beetle. I would definitely read this book in my classroom to bring more focus and detail in the area of insects and bugs. This would also be a great book for students to receive information if they were ever to write a paper on beetles.