"Remarkable, close-up photography and straightforward text combine to paint a vivid portrait of insects both large and small. ... Well organized and clearly written in an engaging style. Markle's book offers some unique insights into the insect world."--School Library Journal
"A bonus to classroom teachers seeking high-quality material clearly aligned to teaching standards." --"Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"
"Few opportunities are possible for either adults or children to view an elephant weevil, male stalk-eyed flies, whitefly larvae, or Hercules beetle as closely as this book offers." --"Kirkus Reviews"
Sandra Markle has written more than seventy nonfiction books about science for children. She has won more than thirty awards for her work. In addition to her books, Ms. Markle has developed science specials for television as well as Internet-based educational programs. She lives in New Zealand.
Dr. Simon Pollard has is the Curator of Invertebrate Zoology at Canterbury Museum and Senior Fellow in Zoology at the University of Canterbury. He has written frequently for Natural History magazine and is frequently flown around the world for lectures on natural history and photography workshops, and as a research and script consultant for natural history documentaries.