Project Description

Teacher’s Guide

About Insects/Sobre los insectos

A Guide for Children/Una guía para niños

English Edition: About Insects

Part of About…

by Cathryn Sill
illustrated by John Sill

Now in a bilingual edition, this first look at insects is a must for the bug-obsessed bookshelf. From the creators of the award-winning About… and About Habitats series.

“Excellent classroom or pleasure reading for science and nature fans and for any beginning readers drawn to nonfiction.” ―Booklist

In this addition to the acclaimed About… series, former educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what insects are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live. Spanish translations sit right below English text for easy reading.

With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to a wide variety of insects, from ants and beetles to grasshoppers and the Monarch Butterfly. An afterword provides further details on the insects featured and inspires young readers to learn more.

About Insects / Sobre los insectos is part of the award-winning About… series. Ideal for casual exploration as well as for early childhood and elementary Spanish, science, and animal life units.

Also available from Cathryn and John Sill:
About Insects


NSTA Recommends ―National Science Teachers Association

Format: Paperback
Price: $8.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-883-7
Publication Date: 8/1/2015
Page Count: 48
Size: 10″ x 8-1/2″
Age Range: 3 – 7
Language: English/Spanish
Format: eBook
ISBN: 978-1-68263-174-4
Age Range: 3 – 7
Language: English/Spanish

Purchase this eBook through the following vendors:

Barnes & Noble

AR Level: 2.2
Lexile: 330L
Themes: Insect Behavior, Insect Characteristics, Insect Habitats
BISAC 1: JNF003120 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Insects, Spiders, etc.
BISAC 2: JNF003000 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / General
BISAC 3: NF051050 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Biology


“In image and text the Sills succeed in conveying a great deal of information at a very basic reading level. Excellent classroom or pleasure reading for science and nature fans and for any beginning readers drawn to nonfiction.” ―Booklist

“A beautiful picture book…” ―Science Books & Films

“This is a captivating book about insects for primary children. The illustrations are very colorful and enjoyable. The content is very accurate and interesting. I do feel it would captivate the interest of primary children. The afterward section adds a lot of additional information for the adult reader to share.” ―ACS Readers Haven

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Meet the Author

Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She lives in North Carolina.

Meet the Illustrator

John Sill holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has achieved an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist and received several awards. He lives in North Carolina. You can visit his website here.