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What to Expect When You're Expecting Larvae
A Guide for Insect Parents (and Curious Kids)
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By Bridget Heos
Illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch
©2011
Millbrook Press

Series: Expecting Animal Babies

ISBN-10: 0-7613-5858-7
ISBN-13: 978-0-7613-5858-9

Pages: 32
Trim Size: 10 5/8 x 8 7/8
Dewey: 595.713'9
Reading Level: 3

Interest Level: 2-5
Ages: 7-11

ATOS Quiz #: 142864
ATOS AR Points: 0.50
ATOS: 3.90

Lexile Level: 660
2 Award(s)
2 Review(s)
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by Bridget Heos

Congratulations, insect parents-to-be! You’re about to meet your squirmy, wormy bundles of joy. They’re called larvae. Read this book to find out where to lay your eggs, how many babies to...
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About the Author
Bridget Heos is the author of 13 young adult nonfiction books and the Expecting Animal Babies picture books. Prior to being a children's book author, she wrote for several newspapers and magazines, including The Christian Science MonitorThe Kansas City Star, and Missouri Lawyers Weekly. Bridget lives in Kansas City with her husband and three sons.
About the Illustrator
Stéphane Jorisch is an illustrator, whose imaginative work has won many awards, including the prestigious Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration in Canada. His works are produced in watercolor, gouache, and also pen and ink, following in the footsteps of his father who illustrated comic strips for newspapers in Europe. In addition to his books for young people, Stéphane also illustrates for magazines and has created designs for the renowned Cirque de Soleil. Stéphane was born in Brussels and grew up in Lachine, Québec. He now lives in Montreal with his girlfriend and their three children.
Booklist Top 10 Series Nonfiction
Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
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"This consistently amusing entry in the Expecting Animal Babies series presents itself as a reassuring guide for new insect parents... Heos' humor conquers all, whether discussing a place to lay eggs ('the dog doo of my dreams!'); urging patience ('You did the same thing when you were young'); and dispensing tough love ('Sorry, fly mommies and daddies. People think your maggots are yucky')." --Booklist
Kirkus Reviews
"Folding in facts comes easily to Heos, for whom this is her first picture book. She manages to pack in explanations of survival, the food chain, camouflage, disguise and metamorphosis. There's even a little history lesson involving beetles and book glue. Throughout, the tongue-in-cheek humor will keep readers engaged, while the facts and vocabulary will please educators. What Jorisch's brilliantly colored insects lack in realism, they more than make up for in personality. The anthropomorphized bugs add to the tongue-in-cheek parody and also provide some great mnemonics for remembering the information presented." --Kirkus Reviews

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