Review: One Million Insects

One Million Insects explores the world of insects.

And there are lots of insects to discover because there are more than one million species!

Insects have many unique characteristics and life cycles when compared to other animals.

Did you know that only about ten percent of insects can properly be called bugs (true bugs)?

In One Million Insects you’ll be able to learn all about different insect types.

There are stick insects and beetles, wasps and dragonflies, grasshoppers, butterflies, and many more.

Facts and figures about these ‘creeping, crawling, fluttering, scuttling and hiding’ insects are also prominent.

From the longest living insects, and which ones are stinky, or biters, to which ones change colour, and which make unusual sounds, some that we can hear, and some that we can’t.

You’ll find all this and more in One Million Insects, which is written by Isabel Thomas.

Around sixty pages of insight into insects’ lives concludes with a glossary and index to help with finding your way around the book.

The illustrations by Lou Baker Smith are numerous and make this book like an enormous one of those bug boxes, or terrariums. It starts on the cover and include flourescent endpages with insect silhouettes, too.

Some children may prefer to browse the pictures to see which insects they can recognise. While others might want to read the text first.

However you approach it, One Million Insects offers an impressive horde of insects to read about.

Title: One Million Insects
Author: Isabel Thomas
Illustrator: Lou Baker-Smith
Publisher: Welbeck Editions, $ 24.99
Publication Date: August 2021
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781913519025
For ages: 8+
Type: Junior Non-Fiction

September 12, 2021 at 12:36AM Unknown