Bonkers about Beetles
A Children’s Book Council 2019 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12.
Owen Davey’s dynamic art and witty informational tidbits shine a light on the toughest bugs in the insect world: those brawny beetles!
Did you know that there are roughly 400,000 different species of beetles? These incredible creatures make up about 25% of all animals on our planet! Beetles are superbly adapted to life in various climates across the world, wherever trees and flowers are found. From the mighty Goliath beetle to the beautiful iridescent scarab beetle, this captivating and stunningly illustrated guide will teach you everything you need to know about these fascinating insects.
Owen Davey is a freelance illustrator, living and working out of Leicester, UK. He graduated with a First Class Degree in Illustration from Falmouth University and his work has since been published in every continent except Antarctica, including picture books in UK, America, Australia, Germany, France, Portugal, China & Korea. He has also worked for some impressive clients including the New York Times, Microsoft and Orange.
“Witty and informative, this handsome book may not transform beetle-aversion into beetle-mania, exactly, but it may cut down on those atavistic yelps of disgust.”
—Wall Street Journal
“Davey offers a dazzling exploration of some of Earth’s most diverse, ubiquitous—not to mention, kaleidoscopic—insects.”
—Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
“Bonkers About Beetles consists of pages on everything you ever wanted to know about beetles, from the largest to the smallest member of the order Coleoptera!”
—Samantha D’Acunto, New York Botanical Garden
“Filled with fun facts and exciting information about every beetle a person could think of, Bonkers About Beetles is a book that no matter how many times looked through, something new can always be found!”
—The Tiny Activist
“These books are a perfect choice for any kids interests about Nature, Wild Animals, Insects, etc.! They are fun and interactive, a great combination of basic descriptions as wells as facts about them from all around the world! The information is presented in a very fresh and innovative way. The wording and illustrations are a good balance to support learning.”
—Tales of Kids
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