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Zoom in on Bees

. 9780766042100. ea vol: 24p. (Zoom in On…). further reading. index. photos. websites. Enslow. 2014. lib. ed $21.26.
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Pres-Gr 1 - Enslow continues to "Zoom in," this time focusing on insects (previous series have centered on "Body Invaders," "Crime Scenes," and "Bizarre Bugs"). Stewart breaks down these bugs part by part, providing basic information on antennae, legs, wings, eyes, as well as on their life cycles and habitats, relying upon sparse text ideal for young readers and a colorful, eye-catching layout. Though quality of the photos varies, for the most part, these close-up images will engage children--particularly Grasshoppers and Dragonflies.

Each book in this series focuses on the body parts, home, and life cycle of a familiar bug. Two color photos of both the entire insect and a magnified view of eyes, antennae, wings, tongues, or eggs appear on each spread, while brief text with enthusiastic ("Now that's fast!") but sometimes unspecific language offers accessible descriptions. Reading list, websites. Glos., ind. Review covers these Zoom in on Insects! titles: Zoom in on Bees, Zoom in on Butterflies, Zoom in on Dragonflies, Zoom in on Fireflies, Zoom in on Grasshoppers, and Zoom in on Ladybugs.

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