Item description for Bug Faces by Darlyne A. Murawski...
Overview Presents close-up photographs of insect faces and describes some of their unique facial features, including compound eyes and pincher jaws.
Citations And Professional Reviews Bug Faces by Darlyne A. Murawski has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2001 page 117
Kirkus Review - Children - 08/01/2000 page 1121
School Library Journal - 11/01/2000 page 146
Booklist - 11/15/2000 page 644
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2000 page 117
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Studio: National Geographic Children's Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 9.75" Height: 11.25" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2000
Publisher National Geographic Children's Books
ISBN 0792275578 ISBN13 9780792275572
Availability 0 units.
More About Darlyne A. Murawski
Author and photographer Darlyne A. Murawski has researched and documented caterpillars from India to Papua New Guinea. The subjects of her seven articles in "National Geographic" magazine include butterflies, moths, and caterpillars.
Darlyne A. Murawski currently resides in Arlington, in the state of Massachusetts.
Reviews - What do customers think about Bug Faces?
Beautiful and fascinating Mar 31, 2004
The photos are just gorgeous and the text complements it compactly. It's one thing to read in your typical bug book (we have many) that a butterfly sucks nectar from a flower. It's another matter entirely to see this WAY up close. My four-year-old and I love it.
Fascinating and oddly beautiful Jan 20, 2001
"Bug Faces," by Darlyne A. Murawski, is a collection of extreme close-up photographs of the "faces" of insects and other arthropods. The photos are accompanied by interesting facts about each creature. Much of the educational data focuses on the facial features being pictured; for example, the author explains why different species use different kinds of mouths to eat particular types of food.
The photographs are stunning. These creatures are shown much larger than life size, and the photographs capture a wealth of details. These portraits capture a glorious diversity of colors and textures. Species pictured include the dragonfly, the daddy-longlegs, the bumblebee, the cicada, and the grasshopper. There is even a section on the "false faces" used by some creatures in order to fool would-be predators. This is an excellent educational book for children; it would also make a fun "coffee table" book for adults.
Even I liked it Dec 1, 2000
You may be saying to yourself, "Why would I want to look at bug faces?" But you haven't seen THESE bug faces. Beautiful photography vies with clever writing to produce a delightful book. Even if you don't have youngsters, this would be great on a coffee table.