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Teacher’s Guide

About Insects

A Guide for Children 

Bilingual Edition: About Insects/Sobre los insectos

Part of About…

by Cathryn Sill
illustrated by John Sill

This beginner’s guide to insects is a must-have for the bug-obsessed bookshelf. From Cathryn and John Sill, 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.

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, inspiring young readers to learn more.

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

Also available from Cathryn and John Sill:
Sobre los insectos: Una guía para niños (About Mammals, Spanish Edition)
About Insects / Sobre los insectos: A Guide for Children / Una guía para niños (English/Spanish Bilingual Edition)
Curious About Insects (from the Discovering Nature board book series)

Awards:

NSTA Recommends ―National Science Teachers Association

Format: Hardcover
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-881-3
Publication Date: 3/1/2000
Page Count: 48
Size: 10″ x 8-1/2″
Age Range: 3 – 7
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Price: $7.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-882-0
Publication Date: 3/1/2003
Page Count: 48
Size: 10″ x 8-1/2″
Age Range: 3 – 7
Language: English
Format: eBook
ISBN: 978-1-68263-1-737
Age Range: 3 – 7
Language: English

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AR Level: 1.7
Lexile: 330L
GRL: J, Gr 1
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: JNF051050 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Biology

Reviews

“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

Awards

NSTA Recommends ―National Science Teachers Association

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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.