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Backyard Insects

3.38  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Text and photographs discuss common garden insects and their protective appearence which includes camouflage, warning colors, copycat characteristics, and scary characteristics.
Paperback, 40 pages
Published January 1st 1980 by Scholastic Paperbacks
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An excellent introduction. Another great Selsam book.
Jen Goeden
Mar 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The book Backyard Insects is about all different kinds of insects that could live in your backyard. It also tells a little bit about each insect that could be just out your back door.

The book Backyard Insects would be a great book to share with your students when you are studying insects in science. The form of the book is a description book with real photos of the insects. The photos in the book could be a little more colorful but do a great job showing what the insects look like in real life.
Becca Dunlap
Sep 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book is incredibly insightful for all ages. It teaches readers of everyday insects they encounter in their very own back yeard: "Hidden insects" that blend into their environment like months, to "Copycat insects" like the monarch and viceroy butterflies. Everyone will learn something!
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Millicent Ellis Selsam was was a biologist and teacher who wrote natural science literature for children.