By George McGavin

Illustrated by Jim Kay

A beautifully illustrated look inside the fascinating world of creepy-crawlies, with stunning three-dimensional pop-ups.

Larger-than-life bugs spring from the pages, peek out from behind flaps and hide under tabs, inviting young entomologists to marvel at the mind-boggling variety of arthropod life. What reader can resist a chance to look inside a cockroach’s body to see how it works or open a wasps’ nest to see what’s inside? Useful information (why does the world need bees?) and scientific trivia (which beetles are strongest and fastest?) pack every page, while exquisite art and dramatic pop-ups bring the world of bugs to life.

Categories: Novelty Books

For readers aged: 7+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406328738
  • Published: 03 Oct 2013
  • Price: £16.99
  • Size: 260 x 215 mm
  • Pages: 12

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'A sophisticated pop-up guide...stunning illustrations' Books for Keeps

'A never-to-be-forgotten science lesson.' The Guardian

'Offers plenty of thrills . . . magnificent . . . fascinating detail/' The New York Times Online

'a truly absorbing adventure...a thrillingly involving and detailed book experience' Carousel

'Beautifully crafted...fascinating' Angels and Urchins

'Frightening creepy crawlies leap out of the pages of Bugs, accompanied by explanations of exactly why we need bugs and beautiful illustrations. The un-squeamish eight-plus will love it' Newbury News Weekly

'An amazing feat of paper engineering that really brings the information to life. Jim Kay’s illustrations are beautiful and incredibly detailed . . . a lovely book for browsing and mini-beast fans would enjoy reading it from cover-to-cover' The School Librarian

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