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Wicked Bugs (Young Readers Edition): The Meanest, Deadliest, Grossest Bugs on Earth



by
Amy Stewart
illustrated by
Briony Morrow-Cribbs

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Workman Publishing
Imprint
Algonquin
ISBN
9781616207557

Awards and Honors
Shelf Awareness 2017 Best Books of the Year, Middle Grade Books
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Wicked Bugs is an educational, creepy-cool guide to the worst of the worst insects, arachnids, and other arthropods. Explanation of scientific classification. Glossary. Resources. Bibliography. Index. Four-color illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

208

Trim Size

5 1/2" x 8 1/4"

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

1210L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

9

JLG Release

Oct 2017

Book Genres


Topics

Insect pests. Arachnida. Insect life cycles. Insect classification. Poisonous bugs. Parasites. Disease. Destruction. Entomology.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal

School Library Journal

With over one million species of insects identified globally and over 10 quintillion live insects, there are a lot of bugs in the world! Stewart writes about the creepy crawlies that most negatively impact humans in this young reader’s edition of her 2011 adult book by the same name. Dividing the content into six categories, (“Everyday Dangers,” “Destructive Pests,” etc.), Stewart begins each one with a full-page illustration. Entries are approximately three pages long and contain a mixture of scientific information (size, scientific family name, habitat, etc.) as well as human-interest anecdotes. Juicy tidbits, such as the story of a woman who thought she was undergoing brain surgery to remove a deadly tumor and instead woke up to find that a pork tapeworm had been the culprit, will keep readers engaged and turning the pages. (Finding the pork tapeworm instead of a tumor was apparently good news.) Resources listed at the conclusion include online sources to aid in insect identification, a catalog of the best insectariums, and information on pest control and insect-related diseases. VERDICT Budding entomologists and kids who marvel in the truly awe-inspiring, sometimes hair-raising, and gross natural world will be in heaven.—Ragan O’Malley, Saint Ann’s School, Brooklyn

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

With over one million species of insects identified globally and over 10 quintillion live insects, there are a lot of bugs in the world! Stewart writes about the creepy crawlies that most negatively impact humans in this young reader’s edition of her 2011 adult book by the same name. Dividing the content into six categories, (“Everyday Dangers,” “Destructive Pests,” etc.), Stewart begins each one with a full-page illustration. Entries are approximately three pages long and contain a mixture of scientific information (size, scientific family name, habitat, etc.) as well as human-interest anecdotes. Juicy tidbits, such as the story of a woman who thought she was undergoing brain surgery to remove a deadly tumor and instead woke up to find that a pork tapeworm had been the culprit, will keep readers engaged and turning the pages. (Finding the pork tapeworm instead of a tumor was apparently good news.) Resources listed at the conclusion include online sources to aid in insect identification, a catalog of the best insectariums, and information on pest control and insect-related diseases. VERDICT Budding entomologists and kids who marvel in the truly awe-inspiring, sometimes hair-raising, and gross natural world will be in heaven.—Ragan O’Malley, Saint Ann’s School, Brooklyn

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