Book review: Crazy Creepy Crawlers series.

Crazy Creepy Crawlers series.

Turner, Matt. Extraordinary Insects. Illustrated by Santiago Calle. Hungry Tomato, 2016. $26.04. ISBN 9781512415568. 32 pages. Includes glossary and index. Ages 8-12. P8 Q8.

 

Turner, Matt. Deadly Spiders. Illustrated by Santiago Calle. Hungry Tomato, 2016. $19.59. ISBN 9781512415537. 32 pages. Includes glossary and index. Ages 8-12. P8 Q8.

 

 

A mix of photographs, illustrations with talk bubbles of talking insects or spiders, and labelled diagrams engage the reader.  A size comparison with a hand or paperclip provides perspective to the actual sizes in comparison to the insect or spider as well as giving the measurements and habitat. During the reading, it would have been helpful if the glossary words had been in bold for easier reference for the meaning.  A reader will realize that insects and spiders rule the world as there are more insects than humans.

Verdict: Two fact-filled titles recommended for addition to a non-fiction library.

May 2017 review by Deborah Gwynn.

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