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A Beetle Is Shy by Dianna Hutts Aston

A Beetle Is Shy

by Dianna Hutts Aston

Other authors: Sylvia Long (Illustrator)

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"Beetles are Shy" but they are so much more! This book explores the wide array of beetles on this planet. Dianna Hutts Aston creates an informative book which is also engaging. Sylvia Long's illustrations keep your eyes flitting from page to page. I loved how the author had large headings above smaller paragraphs of information, this made it easier to gear towards young children and a little bit older children. I will definitely use this books again and hope to read more from Dianna Hutts Aston ( )
  lsiben | Apr 30, 2019 |
This is an informative and eye-catching book all about beetles. Everything from lifecycles, habitats, appearances, and more is discussed in this alluring nonfiction text. It is full of information that even someone who doesn’t appreciate bugs can find something that interests them. Although the text is compelling, the illustrations steal the show. They are colorful and beautiful and would surely capture the attention of any child. Truly a fascinating and detailed book about beetles. ( )
  MegWilliams | Apr 30, 2019 |
A Beetle Is Shy is a wonderfully informative and interesting book about beetles, complimented by lovely illustrations. This book would be a fascinating read for science-oriented or nature-loving children. ( )
  adrouet | Apr 30, 2019 |
A book all about beetles, this nonfiction book gives information on the beetles life cycles, different types of looks, how fast it can move and jump, as well as many other things. Although this book is quite lengthy, the illustrations and amount of information in it make it well worth it. An informative book that I think children will enjoy. ( )
  tejennin | Apr 25, 2019 |
This book is all about beetles. It gives information on their life cycle, their anatomy, fun facts, and other information relating to beetles. It is vividly illustrated with captivating hand-drawn close-ups of beetles.
This book is a good example of an informational book because it is centered around a specific topic and goes in-depth. In this case, this book is all about beetles and goes in depth about their history, the types of beetles, how different beetles communicate, what parts beetles have, how beetles are hatched, and includes specific, unknown facts.
Media: watercolor
Age Appropriateness: Intermediate
  khofer15 | Mar 9, 2017 |
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"The award-winning duo of Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long team up again, this time creating a gorgeous look at the fascinating world of beetles. From flea beetles to bombardier beetles, an incredible variety of these beloved bugs are showcased here in all their splendor." --… (more)

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