The Beetle Book by Steve Jenkins


The Beetle Book by Steve Jenkins

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-winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins presents a fascinating array of these intriguing insects and the many amazing adaptations they have made to survive.



...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

About the Author

STEVE JENKINS has illustrated over 20 books for children and young people celebrating the natural world and the creatures that live there. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife, Robin Page, and their three children. Besides writing and illustrating children's books, Steve and his wife run a graphic design studio.

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40 pages
Interest Age: 4 to 8


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Publication date

26th March 2012



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