2014, 32 pages, color illustrations throughout. Beetles squeak and beetles glow. Beetles stink, beetles sprint, beetles walk on water. With legs, antennae, horns, beautiful shells, knobs, and other odditieswhats not to like about beetles? The beetle world is vast: one out of every four living things on earth is a beetle. There are over 350,000 different species named so far and scientists suspect there may be as many as a million. From the goliath beetle that weighs one fourth of a pound to the nine inch long titan beetle, this book presents a fascinating array of these intriguing insects and the many amazing adaptations they have made to survive.
Caldecott Honorwinning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins explores form, color, and pattern, and captures the very unique nature of beetles in this brilliantly illustrated picture book. Publisher’s information suggests that the book is intended for ages 4 – 8, but several BioQuip adult customers who have seen it want it for their own libraries. Hardcover; 10-1/2 x 10-1/2″.
About the Author – Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated many nonfiction picture books for young readers. His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and informative.