FACE TO FACE WITH CATERPILLARS by Darlyne A. Murawski

FACE TO FACE WITH CATERPILLARS

Age Range: 10 - 12

KIRKUS REVIEW

Some caterpillars spit poison, leave false appendages behind, bungee-jump to other branches or use camouflage to avoid their enemies. Spectacular, close-up views of caterpillars from around the world make intriguing reading and viewing in this addition to the Face to Face series. While some information of the butterfly life cycle is provided, the emphasis is on the larval, or caterpillar stage. As with other titles in the series, the author/photographer provides first-hand accounts of species, “tips from an expert,” a glossary, brief facts, world distribution of species discussed, scientific names, further reading, websites and an index. 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)

Pub Date: May 8th, 2007
ISBN: 978-1-4263-0052-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: National Geographic
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 2007




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