The Beetle Book by Steve JenkinsThe Beetle Book by Steve Jenkins

The Beetle Book

bySteve Jenkins

Hardcover | April 3, 2012

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Beetles squeak and beetles glow. Beetles stink, beetles sprint, beetles walk on water. With legs, antennae, horns, beautiful shells, knobs, and other oddities-what's not to like about beetles? The beetle world is vast: one out of every four living things on earth is a beetle. There are over 350,000 different species named so far and scientists suspect there may be as many as a million. From the goliath beetle that weighs one fourth of a pound to the nine inch long titan beetle, award-winningauthor-illustrator Steve Jenkins presents a fascinating array of these intriguing insects and the many amazing adaptations they have made to survive.
Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated many nonfiction picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor-winning What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and i...
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Title:The Beetle BookFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 10 × 10 × 0.35 inPublished:April 3, 2012Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547680848

ISBN - 13:9780547680842

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Fun Read For Any Age Bold illustrations and interesting facts about a wide range of beetles make this picture book a sure hit among young entomologists.
Date published: 2016-11-06

Editorial Reviews

Jenkins' splendid array of beetles will surely produce at least one budding coleopterist? distinguished both as natural history and work of art" - Kirkus, starred review"Jenkins brings his signature style to the world of beetles? As always, the design of the book is exemplary." - Horn Book "A richly varied and visually riveting introduction to beetles, both familiar and strange." - Booklist, starred review"Jenkins's enthusiasm for his subject shines through in this rich and varied compendium." - School Library Journal, starred review"Jenkins offers a wealth of information about beetles and presents it impeccably." - Publishers Weekly, starred review"The combination of sophisticated look and highly visual approach makes this accessible to a wide audience, and this is one that'll certainly be picked up immediately if left strategically on a library table." - Bulletin "