A Beetle Is Shy (Hardcover)

By Dianna Hutts Aston, Sylvia Long (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books, 9781452127125, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 5, 2016

List Price: 16.99*
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The award-winning duo of Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long team up again, this time creating a gorgeous look at the fascinating world of beetles. From flea beetles to bombardier beetles, an incredible variety of these beloved bugs are showcased here in all their splendor. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, this carefully researched and visually striking book is perfect for sparking children's imaginations in both classroom reading circles and home libraries.

About the Author

Dianna Hutts Aston is the author of many books for children and the founder of the Oz Project, a nonprofit foundation for disadvantaged children. She lives on an island off the coast of Texas.

Sylvia Long is the illustrator of many bestselling children's books, including Sylvia Long's Mother Goose and Hush Little Baby. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Praise For A Beetle Is Shy

"A sparkling homage to a diverse category of insect."-Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This delightful book promotes a sense of wonder about a group of little creatures with whom we share this Earth."--Science Magazine

"Children and adults will love this beautiful and fascinating book."-School Library Journal