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The Backyard Bug Book for Kids: Storybook, Insect Facts, and Activities Paperback – September 24, 2019
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A sneak-peek from the pages:
Fireflies use their flashy lights to attract mates, or even prey.
A caterpillar larva hatches by chewing out of its tiny eggshell. Then it eats the rest as a snack.
If grasshoppers were human sized, they could cross the length of an entire football field in one giant leap!
"The Backyard Bug Book for Kids is an adorable look at the amazing creatures that can be found when children are exploring in their own backyards. It is very refreshing to see a children’s book that portrays the incredible world of insects in a scientifically accurate manner while still captivating the young reader. Lauren Davidson is a true ambassador for the entomology education industry!"―Kurtis Herperger, Gardens Manager, Victoria Butterfly Gardens and Director, International Association of Butterfly Exhibitors and Suppliers
"Lauren Davidson tells the story of the monarch butterfly in a kid-friendly and scientifically accurate way that includes facts about not just monarch butterflies, but all sorts of other insects! A little entomologist can learn about all sorts of insects and arthropods with this story of a caterpillar growing up and becoming a butterfly."―Kathryn Hokamp, Lepidopterist
"The Backyard Bug Book for Kids does a fabulous job of exploring the amazing world of insects through the curious eyes of a child, while teaching important scientific facts. The activities in the back are such a fun way for kids to practice what they’ve learned! If your kiddo is into bugs, you have to pick this one up!"―Erin Mills, Entomologist & Director of the Cockrell Butterfly Center at the Houston Museum of Natural Science
"As a Biologist working with bugs today in San Francisco, I see fewer children engaging with nature outside. The Backyard Bug Book for Kids reminds me of the books I used to read with vivid images of real bugs I could find right outside our home. This book is perfect for inspiring young naturalists and explorers curious about the world of bugs!"―Tim Wong, Entomologist at the California Academy of Sciences
About the Author
LAUREN DAVIDSON is a practicing entomologist―but she prefers the term “bug mom.” Her daily life involves unpacking shipments of butterflies, cleaning up after cockroaches, and educating kids about all kinds of “buggy” things. Visit her online at Bugsologist.com.
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I even learned some interesting facts about bugs that I did not know previously.
My 5 year old was very excited about the activities at the end. Some of the activities were good for her age and some were simpler and probably geared toward 3-4 year olds but she still had fun.
I highly recommend this book for any bug-loving kid!