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The Big Book of Bugs

The Big Book of Bugs

A beautifully illustrated, informative book for children introducing them to bugs that creep, crawl, bite, fly, and more

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ISBN 9780500650677
Barcode 9780500650677
Published 15 March 2016 by Thames and Hudson (Australia)
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Zommer, Yuval
By Taylor, Barbara
Availability In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780500650677
ISBN-10 0500650675
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
Imprint Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publication Date 15 March 2016
International Publication Date 1 March 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Zommer, Yuval
By Taylor, Barbara
Category Animals
Number of Pages 64
Dimensions Width: 230mm
Height: 340mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 770g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Insects
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 595.7
Catalogue Code 640062

Description of this Book

In the first pages, children learn that bugs live nearly everywhere on the planet and gain tips on how to become a young bug spotter. As the book continues, the scenic compositions on each page are dedicated to key groups of bugs, including beetles, moths, butterflies, bees, snails, crickets, grasshoppers, worms, and spiders. Some spreads approach the world of bugs thematically, such as bugs that come out at night, baby bugs, and life cycles, how bugs hide and show off, and how some bugs love to live in your home. The conversational, funny text is also full of facts that will astonish children and adults, and accompanied by Yuval Zommer s colorful illustrations.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This giant, splendidly illustrated book of bugs will have children reaching for a magnifying glass instead of that fly swatter. Bugs have never looked better than in Zommer's colorful, often comical little portraits and glorious natural backdrops, from gardens to ponds. Each artfully composed, oversized spread teems with life and mini-bug dramas, and the brief text is fun and accessible. By the end, two-legged whippersnappers will be convinced that bugs are not only intriguing and marvelous, but useful and deserving of respect.
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Yuval Zommer studied at the Royal College of Art, London, and has worked as a creative director at many top advertising agencies. He wrote and illustrated the children's picture book The Big Blue Thing on the Hill, which was nominated for a Teach Primary New Children's Fiction Award, The Big Book of Bugs and The Big Book of Beasts.

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