Respect the Insect

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Pub Date Jul 09 2024 | Archive Date May 24 2024

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Find out the real story about the bugs all around us. Creepy crawlies do so much for us! They make honey, eat waste, help make chocolate and more.
And in this wacky book, these helpful critters are taking you on a grand tour of their homes! They just can’t wait to tell you about all the good they do. They’ll show you the specialskillsandfeatures they have, explain why they’re so importanttotheecosystem, and generally make their case for why they deserve a little more credit.
You’ll meet:
  • the flesh-eatingbeetles who may sound creepy but are just misunderstood. In fact, they help museum staff clean up old specimens, and out in the wild, they make sure the world’s forest floors aren’t littered with dead creatures, saving us from very gruesome woodland walks
  • the midges who are one of the only bugs able to pollinate cacao plants, and withoutwhomtherewouldbenochocolate!
  • the wax mothcaterpillars—one of the firstspeciesknown to be able to safely digestplastic, who could hold the key to reducing this tough-to-break-down material
And many, many more!
Withoutinsects like the ones in this book, wewouldn'tbehere, but theyaredisappearingfast. This book introduces young readers to a loveablebunchofbugs, encouraging a newgenerationofmini-beastprotectors. Support your child’s learning and gently introduce them to environmental issues with this colorful and fun book that’s packed with fascinating facts.
Find out the real story about the bugs all around us. Creepy crawlies do so much for us! They make honey, eat waste, help make chocolate and more.
And in this wacky book, these helpful critters are...

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A great book for insect lovers. The combination of lovely drawings and interesting information is wonderful. Suitable for older children and insect enthusiats.

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Taylor Swifts new album on repeat, reading the boys some new kids books I got advanced copies of, and the sun is shining….a happy Friday in my book! ☀️📚🎶

These books were so cute! I can’t wait to show my daughter the bug book as she’s been really interested in ladybugs lately. The Happy Stories for Animal Lovers was absolutely adorable! It was full of such beautiful illustrations and fun facts about animals. The Pond and the Park was a really adorable story about friendships. Respect the Insect book was very interesting to my son who has been hesitant with flies coming inside. Hee hee. He always really enjoyed Little People Big Dreams about Stan Lee and comics. My daughter is going to love Gabriel’s Toothfairy Tale as she’s been waiting anxiously for her tooth to fall out. Torla and Smorla was a really cute book my younger song loved. The Bison and the Butterfly was precious! Add these books to your kids summer TBR lists for summer reading programs. Thank you @netgalley for these advance copies!

The Bison and the Butterly by Alice Hemming comes out August 5

Happy Stories for Animal Lovers by Leisa-Stewart Sharpe comes out July 1

Little People Big Dreams Stan Lee by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara comes out July 1

Gabriel’s Tooth Fairy Tale by Sharon Leya comes out February 27

The Children’s Book of Wildlife Watching by Dan Rouse comes out May 13

Torla and Smorla and the Lower Than Average Cloud by Kes Gray comes out July 8

The Pond and the Park by Flo Fielding comes out May 13

Respect the Insect by Jules Howard comes out July 8

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A lovely book with fun illustrations and packed with interesting insect facts, my daughter (10) and I both learned so much.

Thank you Netgalley and Quarto Publishing for this ARC.

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As an avid reader and a parent, I was delighted to receive an advance copy of Respect the Insect. This captivating children’s book is a colorful exploration into the fascinating world of bugs, beautifully illustrated to capture the imagination of readers of all ages.

One of the standout features of this book is its vibrant illustrations, which are not only visually appealing but also serve as an excellent educational tool for young readers. The colorful imagery truly brings the world of insects to life, making it accessible and engaging for children of various ages.

What I appreciated most about Respect the Insect is its ability to instill a sense of respect and admiration for these often misunderstood creatures. Through its pages, children not only learn about the different types of insects but also gain insight into their crucial role in our ecosystem. This book effectively emphasizes the importance of respecting and protecting these tiny yet essential beings.

This is a valuable addition to any child’s bookshelf, especially for those with a keen interest in bugs or nature. It not only entertains but also educates, sparking curiosity and fostering a deeper appreciation for the world around us.

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Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher, and the author for an ARC in exchange for my honest review!

I. Love. Bugs. I can remember being a little girl and waking up at 5am every day, giddy to go outside and look under rocks for bugs and worms. I have always been disappointed, however, to learn that the love of creepy crawlies is not universal. I can't tell you how excited I am that there's a book I can give all the little kids in my life to hopefully encourage them to respect and even perhaps admire beetles, ants, and moths.

Every page is illustrated with bright, cheerful, friendly depictions of all sorts of different species of insects. There's lots of information in the book too! Most of it would be too hard for a kid under about 7 or 8, but I think if you've got kids in that 7-10 age range, this would be a perfect gift. To be totally honest with you, I'm an adult woman, and I'm going to buy a copy of this for myself because I loved it so, so much.

This book made me happy, and when it comes out in July, it's going right on my coffee table!

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What a wonderful bug book! Particularly for a mother who homeschools and has children that are enamored with creepy crawlies!
The graphics are amazing—they're vibrant, interesting, and fitting! This book's layout is incredibly thoughtful and well-organized, and its content is easily readable. Undoubtedly, this is a book we will cherish and consult frequently in our studies!

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Cute. Quirky. Informative.

Loved this book, the illustrations are amazing, funny, quirky, adorable!

This really keeps the kiddos (and adults) interested throughout with the fun names like “garbage guzzlers” -black soldier fly and “fantastic farmers” -Ant. It’s also written as the insects POV so that really kept the kiddos throughly interested!

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All I could think about was “how cool would this be as a kids cartoon show?” The colorful pages and bite sized info were so entertaining, I’m 23 years old but let me tell you something, I never knew half of the amazing things those insects offer us. I would definitely still kill cockroaches.

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I want to extend my thanks to Quarto Publishing Group-Wide Eyed Editions for generously sending me a copy of this book for review.

The whimsical and sometimes silly illustrations in this book captivated my child right from the start.

I thoroughly enjoyed the wealth of information presented, highlighting the various roles each insect plays and sharing interesting facts about them. This blend of education and entertainment made for a delightful and enlightening reading experience that both my child and I truly appreciated.

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Colourful children’s book about insects. Like many invertebrates, insects aren’t necessarily our favourite animals. Yuck, go away or ahh, comes to mind. Or a quick squash with a foot. But for some they are fascinating, there are so many unique often interesting species, and ultimately our world wouldn’t function without them. Here is a book that children can read, where the insects, presented as colourful drawings, are not so scary, but insects lives and roles are presented for youngsters to think about and learn. Maybe insects really get an undeserved bad name. Thank you to Quarto Publishing Group - Wide Eyed Editions and NetGalley for the ARC. The views expressed are all mine, freely given.

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Science books should all be fun like this. With bright, cute pictures, kids can learn so much about the role of insects in the world. It's clear that every creature in the world has an important job, and this makes it easy to understand. Thanks to NetGalley for letting me read this adorable picture book

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This is such a perfect bug book! 🐛

The illustrations are phenomenal, colorful, engaging, appropriate! This book is accessible, has information that is easily digestible, and the layout is so well organized and thought out. This is one we will be keeping in our forever library 🙂

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This vibrant book begins with a whimsical introduction about insects, emphasizing their remarkable qualities and their significant contributions to the environment. The book is divided into five distinct sections: Cleaner-Uppers, Menu Makers, Ecosystem Enigmas, Teeny-Tiny Teachers, and Inspiring Icons. Each section discusses various insects in detail.

Brimming with vibrant illustrations, this book serves as a treasure trove for insect enthusiasts. It delves into the world of unique and uncommon insects, showcasing species not typically found in ordinary books. Remarkably, the facts presented in the book are closely connected to our everyday surroundings. As a result, with a keen eye, we may encounter some of these fascinating insects from the book in our environment. Without insects like the ones in this book, we wouldn't exist. But they are disappearing quickly. So it's our responsibility to use things wisely without disturbing the environment.

The release date for this book is July 9th. I will definitely be adding this book to our home library.

I'm grateful to NetGalley for providing me with the opportunity to read this book.

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A beautifully illustrated book about insects. The informational text is presented in a way that will grab the interests of students without being boring. This is an essential add to all elementary school libraries.

Thank you to NetGalley, Wide Eye Editions, and Quarto Publishing Group for the eARC!

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Respect the Insect is such a fun and informational book for all ages. Learn about cool characteristics of bugs and their importance in our eco system. With pesticides becoming increasingly used in our society, I think it’s vital to understand and spread knowledge about the benefits of insects, which really does start at a young age. As a gardener myself, my kids thoroughly enjoyed flipping through the pages and learning FACTS as well as the funny illustrations. Any science or nature loving kid is going to love this book and it’s a must for Spring and Summer.

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This colorful info-rich book for readers 7-10 provides everything you ever wanted to know about insects, their function, and importance to the ecosystem. Highly recommended!

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Calling all budding entomologists! 🦗🐝 🪰

Not everyone loves bugs, but this book will explain to you why you should at least appreciate them! Some of those creepy crawlies provide essential services to our planet, help keep our environments clean, and even ensure that some of our favorite treats exist!

Here are some examples from the book:

▶️ Some insects eat dead tissue and are even used in museums to clean up specimens.

▶️ Did you know that some bugs pollinate cacao plants? Yes, those little insects play a crucial role in ensuring we have chocolate!

▶️ Surprisingly, some bugs can digest plastic! Imagine how that could help our environment by breaking down plastic waste.

▶️ Bumblebees are unsung heroes when it comes to pollination. They buzz around, ensuring a wide range of crops and wild plants thrive.

▶️ Some bugs even eat other bugs, like mosquitoes, which can transmit diseases to humans. It’s like having tiny pest controllers on patrol!

The book features fantastic illustrations with delightful and informative blurbs about what insects do for us and our environment. It also dives into the lifecycle of insects and provides tips on how we can support our insect friends.

Whether you’re a curious young reader or a science enthusiast, this book is chock-full of information that will inspire awe and appreciation for the tiny creatures that share our world.

Thank you @NetGalley and @quartokids @wideeyededitions for an eARC of this book, which I have read and reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

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