zoom in on grasshoppers
Zoom in on Grasshoppers
by Melissa Stewart
Zoom in on Insects
Enslow, 2014
for Ages 5-7
HC ISBN 978-0-7660-4214-8
PB ISBN 978-1-4644-0371-2
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Ever seen a grasshopper’s eyes up close? How about its wings, legs, or antennae? Here’s your chance. Clear, simple text and visually-arresting Zoom Bubble images offer curious young minds a sneak peek at a grasshopper’s unique body features. Discover how these common insects eat, grow, and escape from enemies.
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Research Notes
“If you’ve ever been startled by a grasshopper’s leap, then you know how well they blend in with their surroundings. It’s one of the secrets of their success. As I was researching this book, I learned lots more about these camouflaged creatures—how they sense the world, what their eggs and larvae look like, and more.
“Since I was writing a short, simple book for young readers, I faced a daunting challenge—what to include and what to leave out. As I was developing a strategy for making these tough choices, I has a very helpful conversation with a friend who is an entomologist. She helped me wade through the material and 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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