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The Book of Brilliant Bugs

The Book of Brilliant Bugs

Illustrated by Claire McElfatrick


The Book of Brilliant Bugs

About the Book

Discover the insects of the world!

Earth’s creepy crawlies may be small but they are far from boring! Learn how they contribute to life on the planet, where they live, what they eat, how their bodies work and what makes them so special. 

This beautifully illustrated bug book for kids for ages 7-9 is packed with:

   • Fascinating information about bugs that supports and goes beyond the curriculum
   • Stories and facts to convey the amazing world of creepy-crawlies
   • Facts and information, with detailed illustrations and photographs of insects, spiders, molluscs and more
   • Compelling text written by insect expert, author and television presenter Jess French
   • Stunning photographs of individual creatures, from beetles to butterflies

Take a magical journey through the forest floor, down into the deepest caves and even across the open ocean. The Book of Brilliant Bugs, written by insect expert Jess French, takes children on an expedition into the bug kingdom. The insect book is filled with fascinating facts about these little animals, how bugs pass on messages, compete for food, seek true love and fill the air with buzzing wings. It also shows how bugs help look after our planet and how we can help them.

Young animal enthusiasts can spot and learn all the main bug groups. From worms, snails, millipedes and centipedes, spiders and scorpions, woodlice, bees and even bugs that glow! This educational natural science book will encourage children to love and appreciate science and nature.

Product Details

On sale: March 24, 2020
Age: 6-8 years
Grade: Grades 1-3
Page count: 80 Pages
ISBN: 9781465489821
Reading level: Lexile: IG980L | Fountas/Pinnell: P

Author Bio

Jess French is an insect expert, nature lover, TV presenter, author, and a qualified vet who loves visiting her Dad's bug farm. She is known for her show on CBeebies, called 'Minibeast Adventure with Jess', which encourages children to explore the outdoors and get to know the bugs around them. Her previous DK book, What a Waste, tackles the subject of sustainability for children. She is a keen conservationist and has a strong passion for the animal world.

Claire McElfatrick is a former greetings card designer who now works on children's books. Her gorgeous illustrations can be seen in previous DK title The Magic and Mystery of Trees.


“Readers who want to learn about bugs will find lots of clearly written, abundantly illustrated information presented in well-designed pages.” —School Library Journal