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Bugs

By George McGavin
Illustrated by Jim Kay

A beautifully illustrated look inside the fascinating world of creepy-crawlies, with stunning three-dimensional pop-ups.

Larger-than-life bugs spring from the pages, peek out from behind flaps and hide under tabs, inviting young entomologists to marvel at the mind-boggling variety of arthropod life. What reader can resist a chance to look inside a cockroach’s body to see how it works or open a wasps’ nest to see what’s inside? Useful information (why does the world need bees?) and scientific trivia (which beetles are strongest and fastest?) pack every page, while exquisite art and dramatic pop-ups bring the world of bugs to life.

  • An ideal gift for nature lovers of all ages.
  • Jim Kay is the illustrator of A Monster Calls, for which he won the Kate Greenaway Medal.
  • George McGavin presents documentary and children s programmes for the BBC, ITV, and Channel 4, and is a regular reporter for The One Show (BBC).

About the author

George McGavin is an author, lecturer, television presenter and explorer. He is an Honorary Research Associate at the world famous Oxford University Museum of Natural History and The Department of Zoology of Oxford University. He has several insect species named in his honour and hopes they survive him. George lives in Ascot, Berkshire. Visit his website at www.georgemcgavin.co.uk.

About the illustrator

Jim Kay is the illustrator of the Flaxfield Quartet and won the Kate Greenaway Medal for A Monster Calls, in which he used everything from beetles to breadboards to create interesting marks and textures. He lives in Kettering, Northamptonshire. See more of his work at www.jimkay.co.uk

ISBN: 9781406328738
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: November 1, 2013
Dimensions: 215 x 260mm, 12pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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