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Insect Detective

by Steve Voake

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teaches children where to look for insects. ages 3-8
  AnaTeresaDones | Aug 16, 2017 |
Written in a journal form, discusses information on different kinds of insects
6 books
  TUCC | Apr 26, 2017 |
Accessible and appealing. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
Ta-da! I'm always excited to find a good nonfiction read-aloud, and I'm pleased to announce that this is definitely a good one!

Steve Voake (author of the sweet Daisy Dawson beginning chapter book series, which we are quite fond of in my library) explores the world of insects, giving clues and hints about where you can find common insects, how to identify them, and a little bit about their habits and habitats. The book looks at wasps, ants, solitary bees, dragonflies, and much, much more.

The book isn't meant to be an in-depth guide, just a light introduction to the world of insects and some of the fascinating creatures you can find outside. There are more details about the various insects in smaller text, a section in the back on how to track down more insects, and a little index.

My only doubt on this book is that, while I'm personally fond of Charlotte Voake's illustrations, which have a lovely old-fashioned, summery feeling, they can be hard to use in story time since the colors are very faint and the illustrations are sketchy, if you know what I mean.

Verdict: A great book for insect story times, perfect for preschool through 1st or even 2nd grade. Probably work best with a small group that can sit close enough to see details in the illustrations.
  JeanLittleLibrary | Jan 24, 2011 |
Insect Detective draws the reader to the outside world in order to take a closer look at the wonderful insects you can find outside as an insect detective. The author includes looking at more commonly known insects, such as the dragonfly and wasp, as well as lesser known insects.
  sprovost | Jun 1, 2010 |
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Young readers will definitely catch the bug when they see this enticing, fact-filled invitation to explore the world of insects.

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Right now, all around us, thousands of insects are doing strange and wonderful things: wasps are building nests, ants are collecting food, and dragonflies are readying for the hunt. But it’s not always easy to catch sight of these six-legged creatures: you have to know where to look. Guided by this book, readers will happily become insect detectives and find out just what those bugs are up to.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763644471, Hardcover)

Young readers will definitely catch the bug when they see this enticing, fact-filled invitation to explore the world of insects.

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Right now, all around us, thousands of insects are doing strange and wonderful things: wasps are building nests, ants are collecting food, and dragonflies are readying for the hunt. But it’s not always easy to catch sight of these six-legged creatures: you have to know where to look. Guided by this book, readers will happily become insect detectives and find out just what those bugs are up to.

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"Become an insect detective and find out just what the insects around you are up to!"--Dust jacket flap. An enticing, fact-filled invitation to explore the world of insects. Includes hands-on activities.

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