Thursday, 21 November 2019

"Insect Superpowers" by Kate Messner and Jillian Nickels (Chronicle Books)

Bugs are amazing, just ask any kid who has stared in awe at the antics of ants, beetles and bees.

"Insect Superpowers" by Kate Messner and Jillian Nickels gathers together some really impressive little critters, showing that despite their diminutive size, they're capable of amazing feats of strength, intelligence, cunning and even engineering!

Some are amazing predators, able to unleash a truly awesome arsenal of weaponry at their disposal.

Some are talented mimics, able to defy predators by pretending to be much bigger (and much hungrier) creatures than they actually are.

It's a superb collection of 18 incredible superheroes and supervillains of the insect world, in a book that's laid out in a cool comic style to maximise engagement with the subject matter, inspiring kids to pick up a magnifying glass and take a closer look at the insect world that often passes unseen beneath our feet.

Let's take a look inside at some of the amazing spreads:

Sum this book up in a sentence: A book that perfectly demonstrates just how incredible and amazing insects really are, brilliantly presented in a kick-ass comic style. 

"Insect Superpowers" by Kate Messner and Jillian Nickels is out now, published by Chronicle Children's Books (kindly supplied for review).