"The Meanest, Deadliest, Grossest Bugs on Earth"

Summary:

From insects that spread a disease to caterpillars that look like Persian cats ... if there is a creature that will make you go "yuck." It's in this book. Yes, there is even a chapter about Zombie insects. 


Parent Perspective:
Absolutely fascinating. I spent hours reading about different creatures based on the illustration or the bug name that caught my attention. I can only imagine how much fun this is for young readers.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Short chapters, "cute" illustrations, and section headings like "Serious Pains" and "Unwelcome Invaders" will have readers busy for hours. We especially love that you don't have to read the book in chapter order. 

Content Awareness Factors:

If you are squeemish about bugs and diseases, this is NOT your book.


Type of Book:
Set up as short "biographies" this book introduces readers to creatures likely unfamiliar to them.
Educational Themes:

Readers will find themselve learning more about insects and creatures they already know (mosquitos, cockroaches) and will be introduced to creatures and parts of the world they do not know about. Grab a globe and help kids learn more about the where in the world these "things" are.

Reading Level:
4.3
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
9 and Up
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! This is a book where kids will be running to share the 'grossest' with their friends.

Title Wicked Bugs
Author Amy Stewart
Publisher Algonquin Young Readers © 2017
Illustrators Briony Morrow-Cribbs
ISBN 9781616206994
Material Hard Cover
Cost $7.22
Genres Nature, Science, Animal (Nonfiction)

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