My Awesome Summer By P. Mantis by Paul MeiselMy Awesome Summer By P. Mantis by Paul Meisel

My Awesome Summer By P. Mantis

byPaul Meisel

Hardcover | February 28, 2017

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The hilarious--and scientifically accurate--tale of a praying mantis's eventful summer

"May 17: I was born today! It's a beautiful, sunny spring day!" This is the diary of P. Mantis, one of 150 praying mantis brothers and sisters born on a garden bush. P. Mantis is an amazing bug: she can make herself look like a stick to hide from predators, she can swivel her head all the way around, and when she's grown up she'll even be able to fly! Told in dated entries, P. Mantis describes the entirety of her life, sharing the fun and beauty of her world as well its little ups and downs ("I ate one of my brothers. Okay, maybe two").
Paul Meisel is the author and illustrator of See Me Run, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor Book. His work has been called "magical" in a starred review by Booklist. He lives in Connecticut.
Title:My Awesome Summer By P. MantisFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 11.06 × 9.27 × 0.34 inPublished:February 28, 2017Publisher:Holiday HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823436713

ISBN - 13:9780823436712


Editorial Reviews

"Lush, colorful illustrations that present riots of leaves and blooms that initially capture the eye reveal garden violence on closer inspection."—Kirkus Reviews "Meisel uses gorgeous, vividly painted illustrations and a gentle text to share the story of the life cycle of a praying mantis. . . . The perfect introduction to the life cycle of the praying mantis for those ready to handle a mantid-eat-mantid world."—School Library Journal "The bright, large-scale illustrations are full of details, which readers will likely delight in poring over, especially in wide-angle scenes where P. Mantis might be harder to spot. Perfect for . . . readers who like education with a dose of entertainment."—Booklist