This is a colorful, informative, and engaging book about keeping insects—if not as pets, then as creatures worthy of intense study. The introduction, "Welcome to the Bug Zoo!!" promises cannibalism, murder, and chemical warfare, all to take place in a common jar. The book is well organized; after an initial inventory of "Zoo tools" ranging in sophistication from a plastic spoon to a USB microscope, Baker introduces the different insects most youngsters are likely to encounter. He then details the best way to create an appropriate habitat, which should also provide optimal observation opportunities. Key symbols appear throughout, alerting readers when the information pertains to finding the bugs or feeding them, and whether parental assistance is needed. The author also provides instruction on ways to tag the creatures for observational and note-taking purposes. Baker's enthusiasm for the subject is evident throughout. Because it provides interesting facts about insects as well as how-to tips, this title will find an audience with curious readers and would-be zookeepers alike.
Spot the Bug
With this colorful and fun beginner's look at the amazing world of bugs, kids will need little encouragement to turn off the television and explore the great outdoors.
Containing photographic entries for more than 100 insects and creepy crawlies including the honey bee, carpet beetle, field grasshopper, crab spider, housefly, gypsy moth, and more, concise text identifies the main features and information on what the bugs eat, where the bugs live, and whether they are found alone or in colonies, while accompanying stickers challenge kids to record all their findings to help create their own personal bug journal.
Spot the Bird
Perfect for getting children away from computer games and out into the open air to discover nature, this colorful, easy, and fun bird guide is ideal for beginning birders. Spot the Bird covers more than one hundred of the most common North American birds. Each page features one bird, along with a full-color photograph and clear, concise text to pick out the main identifying features. Colorful symbols let young naturalists know what the bird eats, where it lives, how many eggs it lays, and whether it will be seen alone or in flocks. To add fun to the challenge of spotting them, all the birds have stickers — when children spot the bird, they can add their sticker!
Material: Paperback & Hardcover Books
Brand: Penguin Books