Are You a Centipede? (Backyard Books)
Did you know there are around 8,000 types of centipede in the world? The name "centipede" means 100 feet, although not every centipede has that many feet. And centipedes can't count anyway! Are You a Centipede? will give young children an inside look at the everyday life of this fascinating insect. They can find out why the female centipede is such a good mother, what happens when her eggs hatch, how centipedes can run very fast to catch insects and small spiders to eat, and what the difference is between a centipede and a millipede.
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