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Title:
How do flies walk upside down? questions and answers about insects
Author:
Berger, Melvin.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm.
Summary:
A series of questions and answers provides information about the physical characteristics, senses, eating habits, life cycles, and behavior of different insects.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
650 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.3 1.0 63216.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.6 2 Quiz: 16562 Guided reading level: R.
ISBN:
9780590130820
Format :
Book

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A series of questions and answers provides information about the physical characteristics, senses, eating habits, life cycles, and behavior of different insects.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-5. Each book in the Scholastic Question and Answer series focuses on a particular area of science, asking questions related to the topic and answering each query with one or more paragraphs of pertinent information. Although the idea has been tried before, this series works better than most in that it organizes the material well, it asks questions that children may actually have posed, and the answers are clear and precise. Stars introduces topics in astronomy, from "Do asteroids ever strike earth?" to "Is there life elsewhere in the solar system?" The Bergers are being responsible as they qualify some replies with phrases such as "Most scientists think." Often dramatic and beautiful, the paintings illustrate the text quite effectively. Flies explores the world of insects, answering questions such as "Do insects have tongues?" and "How can you tell a moth from a butterfly?" The colorful illustrations are detailed, vivid, and well conceived. A science series attractive enough for browsers, yet solid enough to help support the curriculum. --Carolyn Phelan


Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-These series entries will answer many of the questions children have about the subjects covered. Dinosaurs has general information about when and how dinosaurs lived and offers theories about why they became extinct. In three chapters, Whales discusses "The Life of a Whale," "Toothed Whales," and "Baleen Whales." Flies tells about insects, their life cycles, and interesting facts and trivia about common species. Haircuts answers questions about the human body, including "Your Hair and Skin," "Your Bodyworks," and "Your Senses." The student-friendly question-and-answer format is appealing, with simple and concise one or two paragraph answers and attractive, colorful illustrations. Basic up-to-date information presented in a chatty, readable style.-Eunice Weech, M. L. King Elementary School, Urbana, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.