Zombie Wasps

Zombie Wasps

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By (author) Mike Gould, Consultant editor Alan Gibbons, Series edited by Natalie Packer, By (author) Natural History Museum

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  • Publisher: Collins Educational
  • Format: Paperback | 40 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 197mm x 4mm | 100g
  • Publication date: 12 November 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007484763
  • ISBN 13: 9780007484768
  • Sales rank: 824,176

Product description

Are you scared of spiders? Have you heard of the zombie wasp? Do you know which bee has the most painful sting? Place yourself on the 'scare scale' and, if you dare, find out all about the world's biggest, weirdest and most fearsome insects in this book produced in collaboration with the Natural History Museum. *Help Key Stage 3 students move from Level 3c to Level 3b in reading. *Support comprehension with the stunning photographs. *Encourage shared and guided reading using the ready-made tasks and discussion points on the activity pages at the back of the book.

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Mike Gould has written over 150 books for students and teachers, including plays, stories and the occasional poem. He lives in Sussex and divides his time between writing, being taken for a walk by his dog Freddie, and trying out his ideas on his three children and wife who pretend to find them interesting. His favourite novels are Bleak House by Charles Dickens and SE Hinton's The Outsiders. He's quite partial to poems about animals, nature and bad weather.

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