A Beetle Is Shy

A Butterfly is Patient by Dianna Hutts Aston

Grade Level: P and up
The award-winning duo of Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long team up again, this time creating a gorgeous look at the fascinating world of beetles. From flea beetles to bombardier beetles, an incredible variety of these beloved bugs are showcased here in all their splendor. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, this carefully researched and visually striking book is perfect for sparking children’s imaginations in both classroom reading circles and home libraries.

“…a sparkling homage to a diverse category of insect.”—Publisher’s Weekly, starred review

“Children and adults will love this beautiful and fascinating book.”School Library Journal

“This delightful book promotes a sense of wonder about a group of little creatures with whom we share this Earth.”Science Magazine

“An informational book worthy of any science teacher’s library, Surely this one belongs in the hands of curious young people.” —Children’s Literature


Junior Library Guild selection

Nominee for the American Academy for the Advancement of Science/Suburu award 2017

Bank Street Best Books of 2016, Ages 5 to 9


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