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ICK!: Delightfully Disgusting Animal Dinners, Dwellings, and Defenses

National Geographic. Jun. 2020. 112p. Tr $24.90. ISBN 9781426337475; pap. $14.99. ISBN 9781426337468.
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Gr 2-5–Stewart explains insect behaviors and traits in detail and provides context to how these seemingly off-putting habits allow these animals and creatures to live and survive. Double-page spreads describe each animal and a fascinating (but gross) aspect to their everyday lives. High-resolution photographs offer visual appeal, and the text is organized into bite-size pieces of information that are pleasingly arranged on the page. The colors accenting the photos are bright and bold. A glossary, selected sources, credits, and an index are also featured.
VERDICT An excellent addition to elementary school libraries.

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