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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First off, the illustrations are gorgeous. - Goodreads
Illustrations are both life-size and enlarged. - LibraryThing
A younger child might just like the pictures. - LibraryThing

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The Beetle Book is a non-fiction children's picture book about Beetles. The book has pictures numerous beautiful pictures of multiple types of beetles explaining the differences and characteristics of ... Read full review

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I was going to reserve my 5 star rating for books that made us laugh out loud- but this book has made me abandon that approach. This is the only book that has made the kids scramble into bed asking me ... 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, and their children.

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