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Bugs and Bugsicles : Insects in the Winter - Amy S. Hansen

Bugs and Bugsicles

Insects in the Winter

By: Amy S. Hansen, Robert C. Kray (Illustrator)

Paperback Published: 1st January 2010
ISBN: 9781590787632
Number Of Pages: 32
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old

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The secret world of insects revealed. Every fall, insects disappear. And every spring, they return. Where do they go? The dragonfly dies, leaving its young safe in the muddy bottom of a stream. The monarch butterfly sails the air to dry mountains in Mexico. And the Arctic woolly bear caterpillar becomes a "bugsicle"—it freezes solid, then thaws out to live another day. The honeybee, praying mantis, field cricket, ladybug, and pavement ant also use awe-inspiring tricks to outwit the killing frosts of winter. The author and illustrator re-create the insects' movements and reveal their secrets in this winner of the John Burroughs Nature Books for Young Readers Award. Experiments reinforce key concepts.

Industry Reviews

"What animals do in winter is a common childhood question. This is the first title for young readers in 25 years to offer an answer. Two easy ice experiments add a hands-on dimension. A splendid addition to the science shelf. (additional reading, glossary, index)" --Kirkus Reviews

"Hansen's prose is that of a talented and confident science teacher." --Chicago Tribune

"An especially good book to use in science classes." --Library Media Connection

ISBN: 9781590787632
ISBN-10: 1590787633
Audience: Children
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 2 - 3
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st January 2010
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.04 x 20.32  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.14