Thursday, May 21, 2020

Encyclopedia of Insects

Encyclopedia of Insects is a beautifully illustrated and scientifically accurate non-fiction compendium of insects aimed at middle grade readers (~grades 2-6). Due out 2nd June from Quarto on their Wide-Eyed Editions imprint, it's 160 pages and will be available in hardcover format.

After a good introduction (what are insects, what are their common characteristics, what ecological niche do they occupy, why are they increasingly in trouble) the entries are all arranged by genera with specific species listed with proper nomenclature, interesting facts, size, diet, and habitat.

The writing is accessible and engaging. The illustrations are vibrant and colorful. This would make a superlative classroom or library book, as well as being a wonderful pick for any young entomology fans in your circle of friends or family. 

Five enthusiastic stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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