CockroachesBook - 2009
Cockroaches are some of the world's most fascinating insects! This book's easy-to-read text and larger-than-life color photos bring the cockroach's world to life, introducing readers to a cockroach's diet, habitat, enemies, and methods of defense. Diagrams help readers investigate the concept of metamorphosis and identify body parts, from the cockroach's antennae to its cerci. The digestive, respiratory, and circulatory systems are also described. A step-by-step approach to scientific classification helps place cockroaches within the order Dictyoptera. Readers are also encouraged to consider the benefits and drawbacks of cockroaches, as well as how they impact our daily lives. From Madagascar hissing cockroaches to German cockroaches, young entomologists will enjoy uncovering the lives of these amazing creatures. Informative sidebars and Bug Bytes aim to peak readers' interest, while bolded glossary terms, phonetic spellings, and an index enhance readability. Checkerboard is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.