How to Build an Insect by Roberta Gibson, illustrated by Anne Lambelet

Published by Millbrook Press

How to Build an Insect - Kindle edition by Gibson, Roberta, Lambelet, Anne.  Children Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
How to Build an Insect: Gibson, Roberta, Lambelet, Anne: 9781541578111:  Amazon.com: Books

Summary:  Readers learn about insects’ body parts as a young artist works on creating one.  First comes the head, followed by the thorax and the abdomen.  Decisions are made about a skeleton, legs, and wings.  Then the senses are considered: eyes, ears, a mouth, and antennae.  Decorations like hair and horns are the final touch before the insect is given a place to live and a snack, at which point the artist declares the work done.  Includes a two-page labeled illustration of an insect, a glossary, and instructions for building an insect model.  32 pages; grades K-4.

Pros:  An engaging way to learn about insects, with large, colorful illustrations and text that reads like a conversation between the narrator and the artist.  A perfect example of blending art and science.

Cons:  Kind of an anti-climactic ending.

One thought on “How to Build an Insect by Roberta Gibson, illustrated by Anne Lambelet

  1. Thank you for the lovely review. I’m thrilled to be mentioned on your blog. Now I’m off to see what treasures you have to offer in some of the other categories.

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