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Bug Shots

The Good, the Bad, and the Bugly

Alexandra Siy, Dennis Kunkel (Photographs by)


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Now available in paperback as Up Close With Bugs: ISBN 9780823440368

Bugs bite, drink blood, and rob food from gardens and fields. They can even kill plants, animals, and, occasionally, people. Is bugging a crime? Alexandra Siy compiles "rap sheets" on several of the major categories of bugs and takes a very close look at some of the types of insects in an engaging text. The fascinating photo micrographs magnify insect parts from 10 to 300,000 times their actual sizes. this kid-friendly approach, coupled with meticulous research and lively writing, turns learning about insects into an intriguing experience.

Holiday House, 9780823422869, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2011

About the Author

Alexandra Siy has collaborated with Dennis Kunkel on several books, including Sneeze and Mosquito Bite, which was an Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book and the winner of a Texas Bluebonnet Award. She lives in New York State.

Dennis Kunkel is a scientist who conducted research at the University of Hawai'i, Honolulu, and the University of Washington, Seattle, until he established Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc. in 2000. His award-winning photomicrographs are the subject of two books for adults. He lives in Hawaii.