INSECTS And Their Ways by Bertha Morris Parker

INSECTS And Their Ways

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This is more successful as an introductory book, for most of the insects selected are more or less familiar, and the facts told about them are the facts that most children want to know, -- what they eat, how they protect themselves, why and where they migrate, etc. I have this criticism to make, which may explain a sense of inadequacy in the other book (above), true also, to a minor degree, of this one, -- there seems to be no prearranged plan to the inclusion of this and the exclusion of that, nor to the arrangement. The result may sort itself out -- or the facts may register the one independent of the other -- but the effect would be better if one could sense a skeleton of plan and reason why underlying the whole. However, Miss Parker is connected with the Laboratory Schools of the University of Chicago, and must know, from practical experience, that this sort of presentation, haphazard though it seems, ""takes"" with youngsters.

Pub Date: March 18th, 1942
Publisher: Harper