Micro Monsters: Extreme Encounters With Invisible Armies

Summary:

This book offers a up close look at a miniature universe that is populated by such creatures as dust mites, ticks, Army ants, weevils and the head louse. Micro photography magnifies these bizarre critters giving the reader a real close up image of each subject. The accompanying text contains facts and a smattering of information about each creature. You’ll find a glossary at the back of the book also.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The photography is fantastic and the text does a decent job of explaining what you are seeing.

Content Awareness Factors:

This could be a little scary for a younger child.


Little Kid Reaction

The child found the photos interesting but I don't think he was totally aware of what he was looking at!

Parent Reaction

For older children this is an excellent way of introducing objects which are all but impossible to see with the human eye.

Type of Book:
This is an illustrated nonfiction book for engaging kids in books with a great
Educational Themes:

There is a lot to explore with this book. In addition to learning about incredibly small animals and insects, you can use this book to talk about photography and magnification.

Reading Level:
5.7
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 to 11
Recommended Age To Read Together:
7 and Up
Age of child:
Read with a 7-year-old boy.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. If you are a science teacher buy this book; otherwise borrow it first and then decide if you wish to own it!

Title Micro Monsters: Extreme Encounters with Invisible Armies
Author Nam Nguyen
Publisher Kingfisher © 2010
ISBN 9780753464557
Material Hard Cover
Genres Nature, Science, Animal (Nonfiction)
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