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Bugs A Pop-up Journey into the World of Insects, Spiders and Creepy-crawlies

Written by Dr George McGavin

Illustrated by Jim Kay

Bugs A Pop-up Journey into the World of Insects, Spiders and Creepy-crawlies Synopsis

A beautifully illustrated look inside the fascinating world of creepy-crawlies, with stunning three-dimensional pop-ups. 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 life.

Bugs A Pop-up Journey into the World of Insects, Spiders and Creepy-crawlies Press Reviews

An amazing feat of paper engineering that really brings the information to life. Jim Kay's illustrations are beautiful and incredibly detailed . . . a lovely book for browsing and mini-beast fans would enjoy reading it from cover-to-cover * The School Librarian * Frightening creepy crawlies leap out of the pages of Bugs, accompanied by explanations of exactly why we need bugs and beautiful illustrations. The un-squeamish eight-plus will love it -- Caroline Franklin * Newbury News Weekly * Beautifully crafted...fascinating * Angels and Urchins * a truly absorbing adventure...a thrillingly involving and detailed book experience * Carousel * Offers plenty of thrills . . . magnificent . . . fascinating detail/ * The New York Times Online * A never-to-be-forgotten science lesson. * The Guardian * A sophisticated pop-up guide...stunning illustrations * Books for Keeps *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406328738
Publication date: 3rd October 2013
Author: Dr George McGavin
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 12 pages

About Dr George McGavin

George McGavin is an author, lecturer, television presenter and explorer. He is an Honorary Research Associate at the world famous Oxford University Museum of Natural History and The Department of Zoology of Oxford University. He has several insect species named in his honour and hopes they survive him. George lives in Ascot, Berkshire. Visit his website at www.georgemcgavin.co.uk. Jim Kay is the illustrator of the Flaxfield Quartet and won the Kate Greenaway Medal for A Monster Calls, in which he used everything from beetles to breadboards to create interesting marks and textures. He lives in Kettering, Northamptonshire. ...

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