A humorous and informative look at some common insects and bugs--horsefly, mosquito, dragonfly, slug, spider, firefly, louse, etc. This is sure to please young nature enthusiasts; because of the carefully labled drawings, older science students may also find it helpful. Each two-page spread begins with a colorful illustration and a rhyming couplet: ""Why did the porch collapse one night? Termites."" Brief facts are provided about the insect or bug, including common name, scientific name, where it is found, what it eats, whether it lives single or in a colony, life cycle, and whether it is a problem for man or animals. A colored 7""x7"" drawing of each bug provides labeled anatomy and a key indicating actual size, sex, and whether metamorphosis is simple, incomplete or complete. A picture glossary shows examples of different growth patterns and stages, and the labeled anatomy of a typical insect. Bugs discussed are listed according to phylum, class, order, name, mouthpart and wings. An attractive and useful title for school and public libraries. Bibliography.