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  • Published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2012.
  • Year Published: 2012
  • Description: 31 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780547680842
  • 0547680848

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The beetle book

by Jenkins, Steve, 1952-

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Call number: J 595.76 Je

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Malletts Youth, Pittsfield Youth, West Youth

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brilliant beetle book for kids

This one grabbed me from the start: "Line up every kind of plant and animal on Earth... and one of four will be a beetle." An amazing array of beetles follows, from common to exotic, from the very small to the very large. The book is beautifully illustrated in the Jenkins' trademark style, and he describes characteristics and concepts without being presumptuous (e.g., beetle morphology is covered in detail without burdening the reader with technical terms). The author covers virtually all aspects of beetle ecology, with many amazing examples of how beetles have capitalized on their surroundings to be become the most diverse group of animals on the planet. The Beetle Book is perfect for any young person (or adult) interested in insects or the natural world in general. [The book contains one slightly horrifying error - somehow a cockroach sneaked in!]

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