Sunday, September 23, 2012

Bugs by the Numbers

BUGS BY THE NUMBERS by Sharon Werner and Sarah Forss. Blue Apple Books, 2012.

Imagine opening a book about bugs and numbers and seeing this illustration about the cockroach. The number 168 is the number of hours a cockroach can survive without its head. This is simply ONE of the numbers that applies to this insect. Here are a few others: a cockroach can hold its breath for 40 minutes under water, can survive temperatures as low as 32 degrees.

Now you have a sense of what is in store inside the covers of BUGS BY THE NUMBERS. Here are lots of bugs and even more facts about them, all by the numbers. Illustrations combine numbers, using them as lines, hatching, and more. Readers will sit mesmerized as they leaf through the pages inspecting all of the tiny details brought to life. <510>

1 comment:

  1. This is wonderful. I have to get it. I tell the students that art can be about any subject. Arthropods belong to the proterostome clade. This book offers another way to imagine and present nature and its lifeforms to students and to an audience.