Books by Darlyne A. Murawski

FACE TO FACE WITH CATERPILLARS by Darlyne A. Murawski
ANIMALS
Released: May 8, 2007

"Since many of the exotic caterpillars included are found in far-flung places, the title is more useful for inspiring awe than for the reader investigating nature in his backyard. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Some caterpillars spit poison, leave false appendages behind, bungee-jump to other branches or use camouflage to avoid their enemies. Read full book review >
SPIDERS AND THEIR WEBS by Darlyne A. Murawski
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Fascinating fare for budding naturalists. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Murawski's big, sharp photos of the original world-wide webs introduce children in a memorably close-up way to the hunting strategies of ten spiders, along with briefer notes on spider silk's other natural uses. Read full book review >
BUG FACES by Darlyne A. Murawski
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Visually striking but short on substance. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Going eyeball-to-eyeball with spiders, moths, cockroaches, flies, and a caterpillar's behind might not be to every reader's taste, but plenty of bug enthusiasts will enjoy leafing through this science picture book, which shows odd creatures dramatically enlarged and displayed against shrilly colored, glossy backgrounds. Read full book review >