Gibson, Roberta

How to Build an Insect

(3) K-3 Illustrated by Anne Lambelet. "Let's build an insect. Where should we start?" In digitally colored pencil drawings, someone (only their hands are visible) constructs an insect model using craft materials. Information about insect anatomy and physiology is doled out conversationally ("Extra feelers on the abdomen are called cerci") and in decisions the crafter encounters: "Some insects have clear wings that are easy to fold. Others have hard or leathery wings." This engaging, entertaining, and educational process will leave readers buzzing to create their own insect models--directions and materials list appended. Also appended: "More about insect body parts" and a glossary.


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