Bugs don't hug -- or do they?
Some insects care for their kids in interesting ways. Daddies who do diaper duty? Mommies who cuddle? Maybe bugs are like us!
Author: Heather L. Montgomery
Illustrator: Stephen Stone
Alabama Book of the Year 2020
2020 Redbud Read-Aloud Book
How much research goes into a picture book? Check out the reference list below.
Hear Heather read the book aloud.
Join Heather, watch a bug and learn to think by analogy.
Shield bug - photos from the scientist
Burying beetles - a Nat Geo video
Dung beetles - San Diego Zoo Kids page
Pill Roaches - a blog written for adults
Bess Beetles - includes audio of beetles
The animals on the book's cover look like a pill bugs (also called roly polies or sow bugs), but look again. Count the legs. Think again.
Pill bugs have 7 pairs of legs. Insects have 3. Interestingly, pill bugs and pill roaches share similar adaptations,. They both roll up, carry their young, and curl to protect their young. To learn more about pill bugs watch this PBS video.
Beetle Investigations - grades 3-4 lesson
Bess Bug Lab - force and motion lesson
Ant picnic - Citizen science K-12 lessons
Heather L. Montgomery
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