Look closer at the world at your feet and you will find there is more to bugs than meets the eye. BUGS features stunning close-up images combined with weird and wonderful bug facts. The book takes a 360 degree view of the natural history, history, and human impact of mini-beasts. It covers more than just insects, featuring other land invertebrates such as spiders, centipedes, worms, and snails. It delves into prehistory to show the ancient, giant ancestors of today's creatures. Young naturalists will be inspired by meeting an insect explorer and expert and reading about how a beetle saved Australia. You can even find out how to make a bug snack!
Penny Arlon writes children's nonfiction, taking inspiration from her own children. Her books range from preschool titles to family reference books, and include the Art Attack books, based on the award-winning CITV (UK) children's television program, and all 14 titles in Dorling Kindersley's Eye Know series. She is the author of almost all the books in the Scholastic Discover More emergent and confident reader strands, which have won numerous accolades and prizes.