The Beetle Book

By Steve Jenkins; Steve Jenkins (Illustrator)
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780547680842, 40pp.)

Publication Date: April 3, 2012

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Caldecott Honor winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins explores form, color, and pattern, and captures the very unique nature of beetles in this brilliantly illustrated picture book.

About the Author

Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated many nonfiction picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor–winning What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and informative. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page, and their children.

Praise For The Beetle Book

"Jenkins' splendid array of beetles will surely produce at least one budding coleopterist...distinguished both as natural history and work of art"--Kirkus, starred review "Jenkins brings his signature style to the world of beetles...As always, the design of the book is exemplary."--Horn Book

"A richly varied and visually riveting introduction to beetles, both familiar and strange."--Booklist, starred review

"Jenkins's enthusiasm for his subject shines through in this rich and varied compendium."--School Library Journal, starred review

"Jenkins offers a wealth of information about beetles and presents it impeccably."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"The combination of sophisticated look and highly visual approach makes this accessible to a wide audience, and this is one that'll certainly be picked up immediately if left strategically on a library table."--Bulletin

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