Learn how insects help the environment in this Level G science book that's perfect for new readers!
The girl in this story loves insects--how they look, how they sound, and how they move. Her friend does not like insects--especially when they sting. But together they explore her backyard and observe how insects are helpful to flowers, birds, and even humans!
This science book was written for first graders to read on their own. With beautiful and accurate illustrations, vetted by an expert member of the invertebrate zoology staff of the American Museum of Natural History.
For early-to-mid first grade readers, Level G books feature more complex storylines than prior levels, and a wider variety of structure and punctuation. Illustrations offer support for decoding the more challenging vocabulary words introduced.
The books in the award-winning I Like to Read series are especially created for new readers and are leveled using Fountas & Pinnell standards. Acclaimed author-illustrators--including winners of Caldecott, Theodor Seuss Geisel, and Coretta Scott King honors--create original, high-quality illustrations that support comprehension of simple text and are fun for kids to read again and again with their parents, teachers or on their own!
About the Author
Lizzy Rockwell has illustrated more than thirty children's books, including How Do You Feel?, A Mammal is an Animal, Plants Feed Me, and A Bird is a Bird with Holiday House. The daughter of highly acclaimed children's book author and illustrator Anne Rockwell and art director and illustrator Harlow Rockwell, Lizzy continues their legacy. She has even written some books in collaboration with her mother. She lives in Connecticut.
★ "This informational early reader employs a controlled vocabulary that intentionally repeats words and phrases to facilitate independent reading. Many recognizable insects appear in the book, like the field cricket and the bumblebee, but Rockwell also includes some, such as the little wood satyr butterfly and the cucumber beetle, that will pique curiosity and encourage budding entomologists to explore further to learn about bugs they’ve never met. A fun, educational science book that thoughtfully portrays kids of color engaging with and learning from nature and each other." —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
★ "[A] beautifully illustrated nonfiction early reader. . . . Like in many of Rockwell’s other books, this title pairs fun illustrations with an engaging narrative that makes it accessible. . . . This volume encourages exploration of the natural world and supports a child’s natural curiosity. A great book for beginning readers or to be read aloud."—School Library Journal, Starred Review
"Well suited to beginning readers, the short, large-type sentences flow nicely. Equally appealing to preschoolers, the book makes a good read-aloud, and the clearly drawn, colorful artwork, created using colored pencils, gouache, and watercolors, is well suited to group sharing. . . . An effective science book featuring a simple concept that is carried out beautifully."—Booklist
"Illustrations in colored pencil, gouache, and watercolor capture the flora and fauna of a garden while keeping venires connected to the human characters. . . . Love it!"—The Horn Book