A fascinating pop-up journey into the hidden world of insects, spiders, and other creepy-crawlies. Larger-than-life bugs spring from the pages, peek out from behind flaps, and hide under tabs, inviting young entomologists to marvel at the mind-boggling variety of arthropod life. What reader can resist a chance to look inside a cockroach's body to see how it works or open a wasps' nest to see what's inside? Useful information (why does the world need bees?) and scientific trivia (which beetles are strongest and fastest?) pack every page, while exquisite art and dramatic pop-ups bring the world of bugs to teeming life.
Author: George McGavin Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA) Published: 10/08/2013 Pages: 12 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 1.25lbs Size: 10.30h x 9.40w x 0.60d ISBN: 9780763667627 Audience: Ages 9-12
Review Citation(s): Publishers Weekly 09/02/2013 Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2013 Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2014 pg. 158 - Recommended, Satisfactory
About the Author George McGavin, a renowned entomologist, is an honorary research associate at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the Department of Zoology of Oxford University. He has several insect species named in his honor. He lives in England.
Jim Kay worked in the archives of the Tate Gallery and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, two experiences that heavily influence his work. He is the illustrator of A Monster Calls, in which he used everything from beetles to breadboards to create interesting marks and textures. He lives in England.