Entries Tagged as 'Insects'

Aliens Among Us: Extraordinary Portraits of Ordinary Bugs

March 9th, 2020 · 2 Comments · Books

ALIENS AMONG US by Daniel Kariko is a must-have for any child (or adult!) who is fascinated with or horrified by bugs. Its juxtaposition of basic bug information including a black and white sketch and an up-close and detailed color photograph creates a thrilling effect. Or maybe chilling! These bugs are delightfully creepy in their microscopic […]

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Butterfly Counting

January 4th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Books

Review By KRISTIN WALD Butterfly Counting is much more than a colorful counting book. It is a butterfly-focused collection of gorgeous artwork, a language book, and a mini-encyclopedia of facts about butterflies, moths, a grasshopper, and even a penguin! The author’s sense of humor comes through in the introductory pages that point out that there […]

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Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle

June 25th, 2014 · No Comments · Books

Review By HEATHER CLARK This unique read covers the life and times of the dung beetle, an insect that builds its life around the waste of others. Author Cheryl Bardoe packs a lot of information into the text, perhaps a bit too much at times. Three different kinds of dung beetles are described in depth- […]

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Violet Mackerel’s Natural Habitat

October 3rd, 2013 · 6 Comments · Books

Review By HOMA WOODRUM I picked up this book (Amazon affiliate link) from the new arrivals shelf at our local library and thought it would be a good one to share on Vegbooks because the premise of a young girl taking a ladybug and making it a home in a jar touched on that desire […]

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