Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle (Paperback)

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By Cheryl Bardoe, Alan Marks (Illustrator)
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Think dung is gross? For a dung beetle, it's food, drink, and fuel for new life. Are dung beetles disgusting? Take a closer look and discover the beauty of these diamonds in the dung.

When an animal leaves poop behind, dung beetles race to the scene. They battle over, devour, hoard, and lay their eggs in the precious poop. Dung is crucial to the beetles, and the beetles are important to many habitats, including our own. Main text pairs with engaging sidebars, and back matter includes instructions for finding dung beetles along with fun facts.

About the Author

Cheryl Bardoe is the author of two Orbis Pictus Honor books, Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age (Abrams, 2010) and Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas (Abrams, 2006), as well as The Ugly Duckling Dinosaur: A Prehistoric Tale (Abrams, 2011). She lives near Hartford, Connecticut, with her family.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781580895552
ISBN-10: 1580895557
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
Publication Date: April 10th, 2018
Pages: 32
Language: English