This series looks at six incredible insects that seem to accomplish a lot for being relatively small. Each title will talk about what the insect looks like, where it can be found, and what makes it so incredible. Aligned to Common Core standards & correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids Jumbo is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO.
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|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|Genre||Beginning Readers, Nonfiction|
|Subject||Animals, Science & Technology|
|Imprint||Abdo Kids Jumbo|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||11.25 x 9.25|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents|
|Online Resources||FREE! Abdo Kids Online|
Incredible Insects – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
This set highlights the distinct qualities of insects that might be new to most young learners. Cuckoo Wasp, for example, focuses on the creature’s impressive coloring and its unusual egg laying practices. Coverage also includes standard information about size, habitats, and life cycles, explained in clear, direct language. Photographs provide excellent visual support, with a single large image per spread, extending beyond the gutter. A giraffe weevil battle (Giraffe Weevil) and an atlas moth held in a child’s two hands (Atlas Moth) are among many eye-catching and informative images. In some cases key information, such as the Atlas moth’s lifespan and size data for praying mantises, is not provided in the main text, though they do appear in a brief “more facts” appendix. VERDICT Strong visuals and clear facts make these good choices to broaden the insect coverage for younger readers.