Mosquito Bite

Mosquito Bite

By Alexandra Siy; Dennis Kunkel (Illustrator)

Charlesbridge Publishing, Hardcover, 9781570915918, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2005

Description
"READY-OR-NOT-HERE-I-COME."
The boy listens.
The girl is getting closer.
Suddenly, there's another sound.
A droning buzz.
Something else is looking for the boy.
The seeker is a mosquito, Culex pipiens, and her search is a matter of life and death. She must find food blood to nourish the hundreds of tiny eggs inside her body.
Black-and-white photographs show the children's game of hide-and-seek, while astonishing micrographs show Culex and her world as seen through an electron microscope. Zoom in for a close-up view: A blade of grass looks like a menacing field of spines. A mosquito's eye becomes a bundle of tightly packed tubes.
Discover the life story of a mosquito from a truly larger-than-life point of view.


About the Author
Alexandra Siy is the author of many children's books including Mosquito Bite, a Junior Library Guild selection and Orbis Pictus Honor book. She lives in Anchorage, Alaska.

Dennis Kunkel, Ph.D., is a microscopist and an award-winning photographer whose images have appeared in media throughout the world. He lives with his wife on windward Oahu in Hawaii.