Creep and Flutter
The Secret World of Insects and Spiders
By Jim Arnosky
(Sterling Children's Books, Hardcover, 9781402777660, 40pp.)
Publication Date: April 2012
Categories: Life Sciences - Zoology - Entomology
In his fourth stunning nonfiction picture book for Sterling Children's Books, acclaimed naturalist and illustrator Jim Arnosky brings out the beauty--and the “wow!” and the “yuck!” factors--of hundreds of insects and spiders. Eight spectacular gatefolds show moths and mosquitoes, butterflies and beetles, spiders and silverfish life-size, up-close, and personal!
Jim Arnosky is the author/illustrator of more than 100 books, and received the first lifetime achievement award for Excellence in Science Illustration from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Award for nonfiction. Many of his books are ALA Notable Books, including Christopher Award-winner Drawing from Nature, and Jim has earned many starred reviews, including two for Wild Tracks. Jim lives in Vermont, but travels all over the U.S. for school and library visits. Visit jimarnosky.com to learn more.
Praise for Wild Tracks:
A 2009 ALA Notable Book “A splendid example of Arnosky's skill at making natural history come alive for young readers.”--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Arnosky's infectious enthusiasm for nature is evident...Worthy...for its inviting format and its promising premise that kids can find tracks, interpret them, and have a great time outdoors.”--School Library Journal, starred review
“A terrific beginning field guide...the uniformly lovely illustrations and the compelling concept make this a book that young naturalists will enjoy year-round.”--Booklist Praise for Slither and Crawl:
A 2009 Parents' Choice List of Recommended Titles
"Arnosky's painterly eye and personal observations match handsomely in this face-to-face experience…. handsome, informative."--School Library Journal (starred review)
“…beautiful and very detailed illustrations--Arnosky's love of nature is contagious." --Library Media Connection