Wicked Bugs (Young Readers Edition) (Paperback)
The Meanest, Deadliest, Grossest Bugs on Earth
Algonquin Young Readers, 9781616206994, 192pp.
Publication Date: August 8, 2017
Organized into thematic categories (Everyday Dangers, Unwelcome Invaders, Destructive Pests, and Terrible Threats) and featuring full-color illustrations by Briony Morrow-Cribbs, Wicked Bugs is an educational and creepy-cool guide to the worst of the worst of insects, arachnids, and other arthropods. This is the young readers adaptation of Amy Stewart’s bestselling book for adult readers.
About the Author
Amy Stewart is the award-winning author of six books on the perils and pleasures of the natural world. She is the cofounder of the popular blog Garden Rant and is a contributing editor at Fine Gardening magazine. She and her husband live in Eureka, California, where they own an antiquarian bookstore called Eureka Books.
Praise For Wicked Bugs (Young Readers Edition): The Meanest, Deadliest, Grossest Bugs on Earth…
—The Buffalo News
“Sure to thrill budding entomologists . . . This accessible, middle-grade version of Wicked Bugs combines science, anthropology and history with a powerful yuck-factor. It's sure to be a hit with even the most reluctant readers—just be prepared for some serious goose bumps and skin tingles along the way.”
“Budding entomologists and kids who marvel in the truly awe-inspiring, sometimes hair-raising, and gross natural world will be in heaven.”
—School Library Journal
“Reluctant readers will be drawn in. The writing is lively and fun . . . A bug-lover’s delight.”
—San Francisco Book Review
“The organization is tidy and intuitive, the scope is impressive, the entry length is ideal, and the content is itchingly disturbing.”
—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books