Bugs: A Skittery, Jittery History (Hardcover)

Bugs: A Skittery, Jittery History By Miriam Forster, Gordy Wright (Illustrator) Cover Image

Bugs: A Skittery, Jittery History (Hardcover)

By Miriam Forster, Gordy Wright (Illustrator)


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Bugs: A Skittery, Jittery History isan epic, oversize nonfiction picture book and companion to Sharks: A Mighty Bite-y History that is all about bugs and their prehistoric predecessors.

Insects are some of the oldest creatures on Earth, evolving well before other land animals, alongside ferns and trees. This epic survey follows bugs and their cousins from their earliest appearance in the Paleozoic era up through today.

Along the way, readers will meet many different kinds of insects from various points in history, such as the trilobite of the Cambrian explosion and the more-recent and familiar termite. The text explores insect skills including camouflage, communication, metamorphosis, and much more, and a bug hall of fame captures the smallest, largest, fastest, and cutest bugs around today.

With lush, colorful illustrations from Gordy Wright and meticulous research from author Miriam Forster, Bugs: A Skittery, Jittery History is sure to delight bug enthusiasts, science fans, and any reader who loves to discover new wonders about the world around them.
Miriam Forster loves science, history, and animals, especially the weird prehistoric ones. She’s been a waiter, a barista, a daycare worker, and a bookseller, and she is currently an author of young adult fiction and a fact checker for children’s books. Her books include Sharks: A Mighty Bite-y History. Forster lives in Oregon with her husband, child, and a grumpy old cat.
Gordy Wright is a freelance illustrator and printmaker working from his studio in Bristol, UK. He is also the illustrator of Sharks: A Mighty Bite-y History.
Product Details ISBN: 9781419761133
ISBN-10: 1419761137
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: February 13th, 2024
Pages: 80
Language: English
"Gordy’s masterly gouache illustrations make every page—even those depicting the creepiest of creatures—a pleasure; his images and many timelines are both informative and gorgeous. Aspiring entomologists, paleontologists, and artists won’t want to miss this one."—Kirkus

"Bright colors, clear graphics, simplified backgrounds, and occasional cutaway depictions enhance this attractive, worthy overview."—Booklist