Are You a Beetle? (Backyard Books)
Did you know the six-spotted tiger beetle is one of around 400,000 types of beetle in the world? A six-spotted tiger beetle is bright metallic green and, like the tiger, it has sharp and very powerful jaws! Are you a Beetle? will give young children an inside look at the everyday life of this fascinating insect. They can find out where the mother beetle buries her eggs, how the egg hatches into a tiny caterpillar, how the adult beetles grab passing ants and spiders to eat from the safety of their burrow and much more.
Each of these charming books spotlights a different little creature, and each one begins with the question "Are you a (featured creature)?" If you are, the book goes on to describe your life, right from the moment you are born. Young kids will learn about the life cycle, feeding habits, abilities, and other things that are all just part of a typical day for these creatures. At the conclusion of each book, there are a couple of pages comparing that creature with humans. For example, people can't fly and dragonflies can, but we don't have to worry about being eaten by ducks, and they do! A few final facts about the creature are offered on the last two pages. The entire book is generously illustrated with colorful, realistic pictures. Educational and fun, these books make excellent read-alouds for young children. 32 pgs. - Melissa