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|Author: Anthony D. Fredericks
Illustrator: Jennifer DiRubbio
Retail Price: Paperback • $8.95 | Hardback • $16.95
Teachers, here is an elementary insect “field trip between covers” from Tony Fredericks, a funny but very astute professor. The “trip” takes place all on one flower, a goldenrod, which is practically a “minibeast park.” A butterfly sipping nectar … a ladybug snacking on aphids . . . oh ladybug, look out for the ambushbug! Dr. Fredericks focuses on the whole plant-and-animal “community” inhabiting a single flower. Two pages of “Field Notes” and “fun facts” at the back of the book offer intriguing information on these creatures.
Educators: download free activities based on this book on our activities page.
— Library Media Connection – Janet Luch, Adjunct Professor, SUNY New Paltz & Touro College (April/May 2007)
If you look closely at a goldenrod flower, you may see a whole community of creatures living together on a flower. With a blend of science and rhyming text, this light-hearted, yet educational picture book, gives us a closer look at tiny bug communities. Some characters in the communities are beauties, like the butterfly. Some are productive, like the honeybee. Some are just hungry, like the spider, or opportunistic, like the tick. Then there is the terrorist – the evil-looking ambush bug! As in our own world – we are all different, but share commonalities, so it is also a fact in the animal world. In the animal world, this is called an ecosystem.
The theme of this book is to show how a bug community works and functions effectively. This wonderful book includes colorful close-ups and field notes about the creatures, as well as a list of books and organization to find out more information.
— Parent Line – Carla Cosner (August 2007)
Join two adventurers as they explore the extensive critter community that can be found on a single flower!
Learn what lady bugs like to munch on, how the ambush bug waits for its prey and discover just how smelly a stink bug really is!
Detailed an realistic-looking illustrations, accompanied by an informative narrative full of satisfying-gross bug facts make this story perfect for the aspiring insect expert.
Anthony Fredericks introduces his readers to a number of different creatures that can be found in our gardens and backyards, and for the especially curious reader, he provides a field guide which gives detailed information about all of the critters mentioned in his book.
— Connecticut County Kids(May 2007)