Insectlopedia (Paperback)

By Douglas Florian

Houghton Mifflin, 9780152163358, 48pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2002



"Mosquitoes are thin./Mosquitoes are rude./They feast on your skin/For take-out food." Children will delight in the playful language and hilarious illustrations while they learn about twenty-one insects that will bug or beguile them. From swooping dragonflies and twirling whirligig beetles to marching army ants and feasting mosquitoes, here is one pest infestation you'll welcome into your home

About the Author

DOUGLAS FLORIAN has written and illustrated numerous books of poetry for children. He lives in Jamaica, New York.

Praise For Insectlopedia

"Florian's elegant poems and watercolor collages are a treat."--Los Angeles Times
(star)"The clever artwork . . . and arachnid verse it illustrates will delight readers."--Booklist (starred review)
(star)"There are other books of poetry about insects . . . but none match Insectlopedia."--School Library Journal (starred review)