Ticks are some of the world's most fascinating bugs! This book's easy-to-read text and larger-than-life photos bring the tick's world to life, introducing readers to a tick's diet, habitat, enemies, and methods of defense. Diagrams help readers investigate the concept of metamorphosis and identify body parts, from the tick's mouthparts to its abdomen. The nervous, respiratory, and circulatory systems are also described. A step-by-step approach to scientific classification helps place these arachnids within the order Acarina. Readers are also encouraged to consider how ticks impact our daily lives, including prevention and treatment. From deer ticks to dog ticks, young entomologists will enjoy uncovering the lives of these amazing creatures. Informative sidebars and Bug Bytes aim to peak readers' interest, while bolded glossary terms, phonetic spellings, and an index enhance readability. Checkerboard is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.