Please Don't Bite Me!

Insects that Buzz, Bite and Sting

Illustrator: Owen Davey

Binding: Hardcover

Imprint: Flying Eye Books

Age 7+

Picture Storybooks Wildlife

Mosquitos, wasps, flies and fleas… Buzzing, biting, annoying insects that only cause trouble and itchy, painful lumps on your skin. But what if I told you there was more to these irritating insects than meets the eye? What if I told you they’re much more fascinating than you might think…?

Everyone has been bitten by a mosquito, stung by a wasp or annoyed by a fly. But how much do you actually know about them? Ever wondered how mosquitoes find you? How flies make that loud buzzing sound? Or how fleas can jump 150 times their own height? These questions and more are answered in this book that explores the?world of the most annoying insects that buzz, bite and sting. Teaching readers that perhaps these irritating insects might not be so bad after all.


Dr. Nazzy Pakpour is a queer Iranian-American mother of two witty and wonderful kids. She grew up and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Dr. Pakpour is currently an assistant professor in the Biology Department at California State University East Bay where she teaches Microbiology, Medical Microbiology, and Racism in the Biomedical Sciences. Her research is focused on the impact of type 2 diabetes on malaria transmission by mosquitoes. Dr. Pakpour also runs the CSU East Bay traveling insect petting zoo and is co-founder of the annual CSU East Bay Hack Day.

Owen Davey is a freelance illustrator, living and working from Leicester, UK. He graduated with a First Class Degree in Illustration from Falmouth University and his work has since been published in every continent except Antarctica, including picture books in UK, America, Australia, Germany, France, Portugal, China & Korea. He has also worked for some impressive clients including the New York Times, Microsoft, and Orange.


A brilliant non-fiction book filled with fascinating facts about insects that live with us in our daily life. A visual delight of stunning illustrations with an exquisite color palette.

This funny and informaUve guide on bugs that bite will give readers a new understanding of maligned insects.

The Irish Independent

Psychedelic pages illustrated by Owen Davey are as packed with kaleidoscopic colour as they are with fascinating stories and bite sized facts.

BBC Wildlife

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