Insect Detector

Insect Detector
by Anita Holmes

Benchmark Books, Marshall Cavendish, New York. 2001


In Insect Detector readers learn the characteristics of insects––a stiff outside skeleton, three body parts, six legs with joints, and two antennas. 

Then readers are challenged to be insect detectors and to tell which pictured animals are insects and which are not. 

Children are asked: Is a spider an insect? Answer: No, it has eight legs, not six.

Is a grasshopper an insect? Yes. Its skeleton is outside its body and it has six legs and two antennas.

The book concludes with a discussion of an insect’s life cycles, from egg to full grown adult.

The photographs are amazing and sure to delight. 

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