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Beetles squeak and beetles glow.Beetles stink, beetles sprint, beetles walk on water.With legs, antennae, horns, beautiful shells, knobs, and other oddities—what’s notto like about beetles?The beetle world is vast: one out of every four living things on earth is a beetle.There are over 350,000 different species named so far and scientists suspect there maybe as many as a million.From the goliath beetle that weighs one fourth of a pound to the nine inch longtitan beetle, award-winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins presents a fascinating arrayof these intriguing insects and the many amazing adaptations they have made tosurvive.

Steve Jenkins has been awarded a Caldecott Honor, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award and a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year designation. He lives in Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page, and their children. To learn more about Steve and see how he creates his books, go to

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