(New York Times 2012 Best Illustrated Children's Book) Beetles squeak and beetles glow. Beetles stink, beetles sprint, and beetles walk on water. There are over 350,000 different species named so far, and scientists suspect there may be as many as a million; Caldecott Honoree Steve Jenkins employs his stunning paper collages to portray more than 70 of them here, from the speck-sized clown beetle to the titan beetle of the Amazon, whose life-sized image fills the page.
"Jenkins' splendid array of beetles will surely produce at least one budding coleopterist.... Distinguished both as natural history and work of art"—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)