Most children are interested in insects and this is an unusually good book to catch and expand that interest. About twenty of the most familiar insects are described in lively, informative style with effective photographs. The author has selected his material with due regard for young interests, picking out exactly those things which children want to know. The text is brief but pithy. Helpful for identification is the ""natural size"" sketch of each insect. Valuable, too, is the postscript of suggestions for making your own collection. While most suitable for 9 to 12's, the book could be read also to younger children, either to answer their questions or to stimulate their interest.