Dimensions: 12 pages, 10.56 × 9.37 × 0.98 in
Published: October 8, 2013
Publisher: Candlewick Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0763667625
ISBN - 13: 9780763667627
About the Book
Larger-than-life bugs spring from the pages, peek out from behind flaps, and hide under tabs, inviting young entomologists to marvel at the mind-boggling variety of arthropod life. Exquisite art and dramatic pop-ups bring the world of bugs to teeming life. Full color.
From the Publisher
A fascinating pop-up journey into the hidden world of
insects, spiders, and other creepy-crawlies.
Larger-than-life bugs spring from the pages, peek out from behind
flaps, and hide under tabs, inviting young entomologists to marvel
at the mind-boggling variety of arthropod life. What reader can
resist a chance to look inside a cockroach's body to see how it
works or open a wasps' nest to see what's inside? Useful
information (why does the world need bees?) and scientific trivia
(which beetles are strongest and fastest?) pack every page, while
exquisite art and dramatic pop-ups bring the world of bugs to
About the Author
George McGavin, a renowned entomologist, is an honorary research
associate at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and
the Department of Zoology of Oxford University. He has several
insect species named in his honor. He lives in England.
Jim Kay worked in the archives of the Tate Gallery and the Royal
Botanic Gardens at Kew, two experiences that heavily influence his
work. He is the illustrator of A Monster Calls, in which
he used everything from beetles to breadboards to create
interesting marks and textures. He lives in England.
[A] fascinating book about arthropods that poises pop-up
engineering and text in admirable balance. Each spread has at least
one magnificent pop-up... With Kay's surprisingly pretty
watercolors and trompe l'oeil touches, a handwritten-looking
typeface and masses of detail... Beautiful.
-The New York Times Online