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

By: Amy Stewart

Illustrator: Briony Morrow-Cribbs

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.

ISBN: 9781616207557

JLG Release: Oct 2017


Sensitive Areas: Insect pests , Arachnida , Insect life cycles , Insect classification , Poisonous bugs , Parasites , Disease , Destruction , Entomology
Topics: Insect pests , Arachnida , Insect life cycles , Insect classification , Poisonous bugs , Parasites , Disease , Destruction , Entomology

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Awards & Honors

Shelf Awareness 2017 Best Books of the Year, Middle Grade Books

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

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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 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

Book Details

ISBN

9781616207557

First Release

October 2017

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

Trim Size

5 1/2" x 8 1/4"

Page Count

208

Accelerated Reader

Level 0; Points: 0;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 11.5; Points: 9;

Lexile

Level 1210L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Algonquin

Potentially Sensitive Areas

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

Topics

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

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