Enter the kingdom of bugs and their close relatives for a magical journey through the forest floor, down into the deepest caves, and even across the open ocean...
Insects, arachnids, worms, and mollusks are crawling across the pages of this colorful bug book, which combines gorgeous illustrations and photos to help young animal enthusiasts spot and learn all the main bug groups. From dancing bees to cartwheeling spiders, from butterfly athletes to the beetles that eat poo, they'll learn all about the incredible secret world of creepy-crawlies. And they'll find out how bugs help to look after our planet too.
The Book of Brilliant Bugs, written by insect expert Jess French and illustrated by Claire McElfatrick, takes children on a fascinating journey of exploration, showing them just how amazing creepy-crawlies are, what they do for our planet, and how we can help them. It includes bug relatives such as slimy slugs, web-spinning spiders, and scuttling centipedes, plus amazing facts on how bugs pass on messages, compete for food, seek true love, and fill the air with buzzing wings.
About the Author
Jess French is an insect expert, nature lover, TV presenter, author, and a qualified vet who loves visiting her Dad's bug farm. She is known for her show on CBeebies, called 'Minibeast Adventure with Jess', which encourages children to explore the outdoors and get to know the bugs around them. Her previous DK book, What a Waste, tackles the subject of sustainability for children. She is a keen conservationist and has a strong passion for the animal world.
Claire McElfatrick is a former greetings card designer who now works on children's books. Her gorgeous illustrations can be seen in previous DK title The Magic and Mystery of Trees.
“Readers who want to learn about bugs will find lots of clearly written, abundantly illustrated information presented in well-designed pages.” —School Library Journal