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That Gunk on Your Car: A Unique Guide to the Insects of North America Paperback – September 1, 1997


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press; 1st edition (September 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 089815961X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0898159615
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,094,295 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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That Gunk on Your Car is a seriously funny book filled with fascinating information about common insects, especially the ones you are most likely to find splattered on your windshield. Chapters are organized around the individual insects--ants, mosquitoes, grasshoppers, butterflies, crickets, midges--and include information on the natural history and life cycles of each and fun things you can do with the insects. That Gunk on Your Car would be an excellent parent/child participatory book: the lively text is easy to read and scientifically accurate.

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 14, 1998
Format: Paperback
It took a while to convince our librarian to buy the book for the collection, but once the book arrived it made the rounds through the staff members before reaching the public shelves. Also, I gave it as a birthday gift to a friend who just bought a motorcycle.
The book is quite a novelty. For someone who enjoys animal behavior, this was an unusual way to learn. For children, not only are the "ewh, gross" splat plates interesting, but Hostetler has included some activites and games to keep them busy.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Steve St. John on December 21, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is a fun book that is great for kids and adults alike. The author does a great job relating information in a fun way, with all kinds of activities suggested. Even better, the illustrations in the book are unbelievable. A must read!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Gunn on November 18, 2009
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My eleven-year-old insect lover says, "I loved the pictures of the splat of the insect. Very Creative on 'Fun Stuff to Do with and Insect.'"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susanna Dzejachok on March 22, 2013
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Very interesting book but more useful for those in southern states. Each insect has it's picture when alive and also the splat.
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By Leanna on December 7, 2013
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I love giving this for white elephant parties! It is a hilarious book and it is fun for the whole group.
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