Favorite Quotes

"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."
— Emilie Buchwald

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
-- Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!"

Monday, February 21, 2011

Nonfiction Monday: Insect Detective

Insect Detective
by Steve Voake
Illustrated by Charlotte Voake
Candlewick Press

The pen and watercolor illustrations give this book a "science journal" feeling and the spots of color throughout add to the text.  This would make a great addition to any program about insects.  It would also be a good recommendation for a child who shows an interest in insects. The story describes insect life going on around us daily.  In smaller text, are specific facts about the insect being described.  The back of the book includes a small index and some activities to try out being a real life insect detective.
Another great review at Simply Science

Enchanted Learning's Insect Activity Page

DLTK's Insects and Bugs Activities Page

PreKinder's Bug Theme Page

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  1. Thanks for the link to SimplyScience. I loved this book. It's seemingly simple, but full of easy to understand information.

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