Insect-Lo-Pedia: Young Naturalist's Handbook
Matthew Reinhart. Hyperion Books for Children, $15.99 (47pp) ISBN 978-0-7868-0559-4
Young Naturalist's Handbook: Insect-lo-pedia by Matthew Reinhart, an addition to his other handbooks, Beetles and Butterflies, takes a lighthearted look at creepy-crawlies. The volume examines everything from their common anatomy to peculiarities of individual species. Young mantids, for instance, can actually regrow a lost leg and Bombardier beetles spray attackers with a gas heated to nearly 100 degree F.
Reviewed on: 11/01/2003