Insects and spiders

Christine Taylor-Butler

Book - 2014

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New York : Children's Press [2014]
Physical Description
48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (page 45) and index.
Main Author
Christine Taylor-Butler (-)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 2–5—These comprehensive titles are expertly written. Readers are initially asked two true or false questions and are directed to find the answers in the book. Answers are given in the back. The font is large, and sentences are relatively short. Maps and lifecycle diagrams are included among the images. A "True Statistics" section at the end of every volume sums up interesting facts. For example, readers learn that the saltwater crocodile is the world's heaviest reptile, and that the Goliath frog is the largest frog. Threats to the animals' survival are mentioned in a section called "The Big Truth." For example, in Birds, students learn that oil spills are devastating to seabirds. The books are loaded with big, colorful, and captioned photographs. Sound choices for report writing and pleasure reading. [Page 32]. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Presents information about insects and spiders, looking at some of the behavior of different species, how they are classified under the larger grouping of arthropods, the places where they live, their life cycles, and how they affect humans.