Creepy crawlies and eight-legged wonders abound in this classroom favorite and beginner's guide to arachnids.
In this book from the acclaimed About... series, educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what arachnids are, how they live, what they eat, and how they reproduce.
With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to a diverse range of arachnids, from the poisonous brown recluse spider to the innocuous giant desert hairy scorpion.
An afterword provides more details about each species featured in the interior.
About the Author
Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She is the author of more than twenty-five prize-winning nonfiction picture books about animals and habitats. She has created three nature series especially for pre-K and kindergarten students. She lives in North Carolina.
John Sill holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has achieved an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist and received many awards. He has illustrated more than twenty-five books in the About... and About Habitats series. He lives in North Carolina.
"This colorful volume is well-designed for children intrigued by the eight-legged creatures and for teachers planning preschool and primary-grade units on arachnids." —Booklist