GrasshoppersBook - 2009
Grasshoppers are some of the world's most fascinating insects! This book's easy-to-read text and larger-than-life photos bring the grasshopper's world to life, introducing readers to a grasshopper's diet, habitat, enemies, and methods of defense. Diagrams help readers investigate the concept of metamorphosis and identify body parts, from the grasshopper's antennae to its hind legs. The digestive, respiratory, circulatory, and nervous systems are also described. A step-by-step approach to scientific classification helps place grasshoppers within the order Orthoptera. Readers are also encouraged to consider the benefits and drawbacks of grasshoppers and locust swarms, as well as how they impact our daily lives. From jumping grasshoppers to flying locusts, young entomologists will enjoy uncovering the lives of these amazing creatures. Informative sidebars and Bug Bytes aim to peak readers' interest, while bolded glossary terms, phonetic spellings, and an index enhance readability. Checkerboard is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.