How to Survive as a Firefly

How to Survive as a Firefly

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A Junior Library Guild Selection Listen up, larvae! I've been in the trenches for the last year and a half, and let me tell you, there is danger lurking behind every tree and headlight. With my expertise, you'll learn how to hunt your first meal (snail soup anyone?), what makes your abdomen glow (put down the fire extinguisher!), and how to react when your mate wants to eat you for dinner (who knew fireflies could be cannibals?). Buck up, buttercup - you're in for the flight of your life! If you know what's good for you, you'll stop goofing around and pay attention to How to Survive as a Firefly, or you might never make it to adulthood! How to Survive as a Firefly provides a unique take on insect science that will entertain and educate in and out of the classroom. Full of opportunities for extended learning, this book includes fun facts hidden throughout the hilarious illustrated story - and after, a glossary of important terms and some real photos of fireflies. If you've ever wondered how these fascinating beetles grow and glow, and you like to laugh while you learn, this book is for you!
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 254 x 254 x 12.7mm | 498.95g
  • WA, United States
  • English
  • 1943147329
  • 9781943147328
  • 1,494,394

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A Junior Library Guild Selection "Foote...has her finger on the pulse of her audience.... Illuminating, of course--and also a good deal of fun" -- Kirkus Reviews "Although Foote's approach is redolent with humor, she wisely keeps the text fairly info-packed and straightforward, saving the broader comedy for the illustrations, where there are plenty of sight gags to tease out. The larvae are marvelously individuated..." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Science teachers and students will love the engaging illustrations and the unique way of presenting a myriad of science terms and concepts while also making the reader chuckle. The extra sidebars and factoids are great information and presented in a way that will encourage even the most reluctant reader to notice, read, and learn from them." --Melanie Dulaney, Librarian at Hallsville Intermediate School "Like the young fireflies, inquiring minds will devour the interesting tidbits about this unique family of insects." --Booklist "Does anyone really know where fireflies come from? This book tackles the question with colorful cartoon drawings and a humorous story line..." --School Library Journal
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About Kristen Foote

KRISTEN FOOTE is the author of How to Survive as a Firefly and How to Survive as a Shark. With a degree in biology, she is a firm believer that learning about science can be fun (and funny!). She's a Colorado transplant who, when not writing, is enjoying everything the Rocky Mountains have to offer with her husband and two kids. How to Survive as a Firefly is her first book. ERICA SALCEDO is a Spanish illustrator. She studied fine art at Castilla-La Mancha University and holds a master's in illustration and graphic design. She has illustrated several books with publishers from around the world, including Wolfish Stew (Bloomsbury) and Department Store Sticker Book (Usborne Publishing).
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53 ratings
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4 45% (24)
3 23% (12)
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