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The everything kids' bugs book : puzzles, games, and trivia for hours of squishy fun
Wagner, Kathi.
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Publication Information:
Avon, Mass. : Adams Media Corp., [2003]

Physical Description:
viii, 133 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Explores the world of insects--where to find them, how to attract them, how to help them grow--and the characteristics of specific kinds of bugs from around the world. Includes related activities and word lists.
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QL467.2 .W335 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area

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Consider yourself officially invited to join in on the creepy, crawling fun with The Everything. Kids' Bugs Book! In this exciting book, you'll find tons of puzzles and activities, and will learn all about how bugs move, feed, capture prey, build homes, and lay eggs.Using The Everything. Kids' Bugs Book, you can: 7Unscramble letters to find answers to fun bug riddles7Wind your way through busy bee mazes7Use a decoder to discover who eats those holes in your sweater7Uncover fossils hidden in word searches7Tunnel underground to help a mama mole cricket find her eggsPacked full of puzzles, games, trivia, and activities, The Everything. Kids' Bugs Book is guaranteed to have you digging in the dirt, winning bug races, cooking up a "bug feast, " and creating your own spectacular bug collection!

Author Notes

Kathi Wagner, author of The Rugrat's Potty Book, has been a children's librarian at her local library for nineteen years. Ms. Wagner, who lives in Red Oak, Iowa, has a B.A. in early education and journalism and is the mother of two

Table of Contents

Introduction: Welcome to the World of Bugs!p. vii
Chapter 1 Catch Me If You Can!p. 1
Wanted: Dead or Alivep. 2
Oh No! Not the Net!p. 2
Hunting in the Darkp. 5
Bug-Eyed Adventuresp. 10
Chapter 2 Tricky Bugs and Bug Tricksp. 13
Welcome to the Miniature Circus!p. 14
The Big Showp. 16
Bug Racesp. 19
Bubble-Blowing Beetlesp. 22
Chapter 3 Under Construction: Bug Buildersp. 25
Wasps and Spitballsp. 26
A Honey of a Builderp. 27
The Walking Stickp. 29
Stilt Bugsp. 30
Mole Crickets and Cave Mazesp. 33
Chapter 4 Demolition Bugsp. 37
Termites and Destructionp. 38
Farming Pestsp. 42
Moths and Clothsp. 46
Chapter 5 Growing Bugsp. 47
Butterfly Gardensp. 48
Potato Bugsp. 51
Farming Antsp. 56
Chapter 6 Bugs Undergroundp. 61
Digging Aroundp. 62
Dirt, Grime, and Mudp. 65
Illusions and Camouflagep. 68
Coming Back to the Surfacep. 72
Chapter 7 In Self-Defensep. 75
Spitting Ladybugsp. 76
Screaming, Crying, and Hissingp. 79
Silly Self-Defense Skillsp. 80
Dangerous Bugsp. 84
Insects Who Eat Us!p. 85
Chapter 8 Riding Bulls/Riding Wavesp. 87
Wild Rodeosp. 88
Water Bugsp. 89
Walking on Waterp. 95
Chapter 9 Between a Rock and a Bugp. 99
Prehistoric Insectsp. 100
Tracing Your Family Historyp. 102
In the Ancient World of Egyptp. 104
It's Not Rock Candy!p. 105
Chapter 10 Bugs on the Movep. 111
Across the United Statesp. 112
Monarch Family Tripsp. 114
Mobile Bugs and Bug Mobilesp. 118
Appendix A Glossaryp. 124
Appendix B Read All about Them!p. 126
Appendix C Bugs Onlinep. 127
Puzzle Answersp. 129