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13 Ways to Eat a Fly

Sue Heavenrich, David Clark (Illustrator)


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Thirteen flies become tasty snacks in this clever reverse counting book about subtraction, predators, and prey.

Science meets subtraction in this fresh and funny STEM picture book with plenty of ewww factor to please young readers. A swarm of thirteen flies buzzes along, losing one member to each predator along the way. Whether the unfortunate insects are zapped or wrapped, liquefied or zombified, the science is real--and hilariously gross. Includes a guide to eating bugs, complete with nutritional information for a single serving of flies.

Charlesbridge, 9781580898904, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 16, 2021

About the Author

Sue Heavenrich has eaten flies--small ones and mostly by accident. She has also done research on ants, bees, and spiders, and taught cockroaches how to run mazes. After earning her MS in biology and teaching high-school science, Sue began writing about science and nature in magazines, newspapers, and blogs. She is the author of several books, including Diet for a Changing Planet: Food for Thought, a book for teens about how to save the world by eating bugs, weeds, and invasive species.

David Clark is the illustrator of many books for children, including Never Insult a Killer Zucchini; What's for Dinner? Quirky, Squirmy Poems from the Animal World; and the Just Like Us! series. He is also the illustrator and co-creator of the syndicated comic strip Barney & Clyde.