Bugs in the Backyard
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Publisher: Firefly Books

Author Statement: Camilla de la Bédoyère
Audience: Juvenile
Age range lower: 8
Age range upper: 11
Specs: 200 full-color illustrations, glossary, index
Pages: 80
Trim Size: 8 1/2" X 11 1/4" X 1/4"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20160304
Copyright Year: 2016
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Bugs in the Backyard

More than 30 extraordinary insects that live just outside the back door.

Bugs in the Backyard is a spectacular collection of the weird and wonderful world of backyard creepy crawlies.

There are all kinds of bugs lurking just outside the house. Large, vibrant illustrations give readers a close-up peek at these alien-like beasties.

Stunning images from scanning electron microscopes give a close-up view of incredible minibeasts, revealing every hair on the back of a flea, the beautiful scales on a moth's wing, and the amazing compound eye of a fly.

Kids will discover what a fly likes to eat and how it digests its food or how a pond skater can skim across the surface of water. They will learn how a colony of ants communicates, and find out if their garden might be home to the fastest beetle in the world.

An authoritative collection, suitable for home or school.

Bio:

Camilla de la Bédoyère is a zoologist and geologist who has written or edited more than 200 books for children and adults. She is the author of Creatures of the Dark and Monsters of the Deep.