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A Beetle Is Shy

A Beetle Is Shy

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Now in paperback! Agorgeous look at the fascinating world of beetles from the creators of the award-winning Nature Book series. From the acclaimed duo Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long, creators of An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, and A Rock Is Lively, this beautiful paperback edition of A Beetle Is Shy is here to open a world of wonders to a new audience of young readers. From flea beetles to bombardier beetles, an incredible variety of these beloved bugs are showcased here in all their splendor.

Poetic in voice and elegant in design, this carefully researched nature book for kids is sure to inspire lively questions and spark the imaginations of toddler, preschool, and kindergarten readers. Like the best nonfiction books for children, this beautiful volume will be equally at home being read to a child on a parent's lap as in a classroom reading circle.

A NATURE BOOK TO TREASURE: Beautifully illustrated and brimming with facts about the wonderfully weird, diverse, and amazing world of beetles, curious kids will find a wealth of information and inspiration in this fascinating picture book.

An Egg Is Quiet
A delight for budding naturalists of all stripes, flecks, dots, and textures."
- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Will inspire kids to marvel." - Booklist
A Junior Library Guild Premiere selection
One of Scholastic Parent & Child magazine's 100 Greatest Books for Kids

A Butterfly Is Patient
"Both eye-catching and informative." - School Library Journal, starred review
"A lovely mix of science and wonder." - Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Stunning." - Library Media Connection, starred review
An ALA Notable Children's Book
An NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students Grades K-12
An NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts

A Rock Is Lively
"A visual and verbal feast." - Boston Globe
" Eye-catching and eye-opening." - School Library Journal, starred review
An IRA Teachers' Choices Reading List selection

A Seed Is Sleepy
"Will stretch children's minds and imaginations." - School Library Journal, starred review
An IRA Teachers' Choices Reading List selection

A Nest Is Noisy
"Beautiful . . . an asset to science collections."- Booklist
A Junior Library Guild selection

Perfect for:

• Parents, teachers, librarians, and homeschool educators
• Young and emerging readers with an interest in insects and nature
• Fans of National Geographic kids' books, Eric Carle books, and Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt and others in the Over and Under series
• Gift giving for baby shower, birthday, springtime or summer reading for boys and girls who love books about bugs, animals, nature, and the world around them

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