zoom in on Dragonflies
Zoom in on Dragonflies
by Melissa Stewart
Zoom in on Insects
Enslow, 2014
for Ages 5-7
Lexile 530
HC ISBN 978-0-7660-4212-4
PB ISBN 978-1-4644-0367-5
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Ever wondered what a dragonfly looks like up close? The Zoom Bubbles on every spread of this book provide a sneak peek at this insect's eyes, antennae, wings, and more! Clear, simple text explains how a dragonfly depends on its unique body features to survive and thrive.
Junior Library Guild Selection
Research Notes
“I’ve been wanting to learn more about dragonflies for a long time, so I was delighted when my editor asked if I’d like to write a book about them for early readers. I knew it would be a perfect excuse to plunge into the research.

“Writing for this age group is challenging because it’s important to include fascinating tidbits, but the presentation has to be clear and simple. I had to avoid sharing too much by creating a snapshot that provides an interesting and accurate overview.

“How did I decide what information had to go in and what to leave out? By talking it over with a friend who is an entomologist. She helped me come up with a plan of attack.”
“Enslow continues to "Zoom in," this time focusing on insects. Stewart breaks down these bugs part by part, providing basic information on antennae, legs, wings, eyes, as well as on their life cycles and habitats, relying upon sparse text ideal for young readers and a colorful, eye-catching layout. [C]lose-up images will engage children. Further reading, index, websites.”
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