This kid-friendly volume offers a first glimpse into the creepy, crawly, complex world of spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks.Author Cathryn Sill explains in easy-to-understand language what arachnid
This kid-friendly volume offers a first glimpse into the creepy, crawly, complex world of spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks.
Author Cathryn Sill explains in easy-to-understand language what arachnids are, how they live, what they eat, and how they reproduce. Wildlife painter John Sill's detailed realistic illustrations reflect the diversity of the arachnid population-from the poisonous Brown Recluse Spider to the innocuous Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion-and present each in its natural habitat.
An appendix, which provides further detail on the arachnids portrayed, will inspire young readers to learn more about these fascinating, often misunderstood creatures.
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"This colorful volume is well-designed for children intrigued by the eight-legged creatures and for teachers planning preschool and primary-grade units on arachnids." ?Booklist
"...a beautifully illustrated volume that is ideal to read aloud. The exquisite paintings do much to mitigate the distaste some children show toward spiders and their relatives." ?Science & Children
* 2004 NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12
* 2003 Honor Book, Society of School Librarians International
* 2004 Texas 2x2 Reading List, Children's Round Table
* Nominee, 2005-2006 Young Hoosier Book Award (IN)
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CATHRYN SILL, a graduate of Western Carolina University, has been an elementary school teacher for fifteen years. With her husband John and brother-in-law Ben, she co-authored A Field Guide to Little-Known and Seldom-Seen Birds of North America, Another Field Guide to Little-Known and Seldom-Seen Birds of North America, and Beyond Birdwatching.
JOHN SILL, a North Carolina native, holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has gained several awards and an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist.