Spiders are one of the most familiar animals in the natural world, yet their biology and lifestyles are poorly known to the general public. The large orb webs in vegetation are a good indicator of their presence, but such webs are constructed by only a certain percentage of spiders. Other kinds live in the ground, in leaf litter, under tree bark, and in freshwater streams. Spiders have been found to never be farther than twelve feet from humans. In this volume, award-winning author Seymour Simon provides an informative, concise, and sometimes surprising review of what is known about spiders.
These photo-packed books take interesting subjects and make them even more appealing to young students. About every other page is a fascinating full-page, full-color photograph of the topic. Large font text on the opposite page shares basic and interesting information about the featured topic, sharing specific details so after reading through the book, students will have a good understanding of the subject. The captivating pictures and easy-to-read explanatory text make these books ideal for a wide grade range. A great way to introduce kids to scientific topics, each book is by Seymour Simon, and is ~30 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel