Beasties in my Backyard

Beasties in my Backyard

Beasties in my Backyard
Camilla de le Bedoyere

QED Publishing

ISBN 9781784934361

A spectacular collection of the weird and wonderful world of creepy crawlies. There are all kinds of bugs lurking in your backyard. Take a close-up peek at the alien-like beasties that are living right under your nose! Stunning images from scanning electron microscopes give a close-up view of incredible minibeasts, revealing every hair on the back of a flea, the beautiful scales on a moth's wing, and the amazing compound eye of a fly. Discover what a fly likes to eat and how it digests its food or how a pond skater can skim across the surface of water. Learn how a colony of ants communicates, and find out if your garden might be home to the fastest beetle in the world.

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Beasties in my Backyard5/5

Beasties in my Backyard

Camilla de le Bedoyere

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Beasties in my Backyard is an amazing insect information book. At first glance, I thought this book was more suitable for older children, but when I began reading it with my six year old I found he was engaged and also keen to read lots of it by himself. It introduced lots of technical vocabulary about the insects and the pictures and layout were interesting and easy to follow. I would use sections of this book with my Year Ones as a research tool as they can read the vocabulary and there is lots of opportunity to use phonic skills to decode. It would make a good guided reading text for children of an appropriate level as it offers a high quality non-fiction text. We really enjoyed this book, and I am sure it will be one that we open up many many times in the future. 80 pages / Ages 6+ / Reviewed by Marie Berry, teacher.

Reviewed by: Marie Berry