From School Library Journal
Grade 2-4-Young researchers will enjoy using this well-organized resource. Body parts, habits, life cycle, different types of grasshoppers, and their relationship to humans are covered. Each spread has a large, clear, color photo and a simply worded, well-spaced text on one topic. Not to be missed is the enormous photo of a hearing hole on a grasshopper's leg. One quibble: on the page showing boys selling strings of roasted grasshoppers, the caption identifying the children simply as "African" is too generic. Additional resources at the end of the book, including a fact page, glossary, worksheet for observing grasshoppers, and a list of further resources, are all age-appropriate and add to the value of the book. Although there are other recent children's books on the subject, this one stands out for its organization and photos.Ellen Heath, Orchard School, Ridgewood, NJ
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About the Author
Ann Heinrichs is a Capstone Press author.