The Beetle Book

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 31 pages
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Beetles squeak and beetles glow. Beetles stink, beetles sprint, beetles walk on water. With legs, antennae, horns, beautiful shells, knobs, and other oddities--what's 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, award-winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins presents a fascinating array of these intriguing insects and the many amazing adaptations they have made to survive.


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User Review  - tierneyc - LibraryThing

The Beetle Book. Written and illustrated by Steve Jenkins. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2012. 34 pages. $16.99 hbk. 978-0547680842. Grades K-6. Steve Jenkins’s book ... Read full review

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User Review  - themulhern - LibraryThing

Art great, layout excellent, silhouettes a very good idea. The text was not quite the right fit for the illustrations, though. Read full review

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Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated many nonfiction picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor-winning What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and informative. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page. Visit Steve at

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