From the Publishers . . .
“This is the diary of a worm . . . Surprisingly, a worm not much different from you and me. Except that he eats his homework and his head looks a lot like his rear end.”
After we had read the book, we made some worms of our own.
We learnt to make our worms here – https://craftulate.com/2015/01/pipe-cleaner-bead-inchworm-craft.html
From the publisher . . .
“Ella the ladybird works hard every day, cooking, cleaning, tidying and polishing – but her wasp stepsisters never, ever say thank you. Then one day an invitation arrives for the Grand Bug Ball – could this be Ella’s chance to find true love?”
After reading the story of Ella the preps created their own ladybird pictures.
We discovered this fantastic ladybird idea, by the students at Peter Muschal Elementary School, at http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?project=980387
Incy wincy spider
Climbed up the waterspout
Down came the rain
And washed the spider out
Out came the sunshine
And dried up all the rain
And incy wincy spider
Climbed up the spout again.
“They were thought to be extinct for over 80 years… Until a handfull of these amazing stick insects were found clinging to a small bush on Balls Pyramid off Lord Howe Island. Invertebrate specialist Rohan Cleave shows us why these ‘land lobsters’ are so freaky cool, and how Melbourne Zoo saved the species from extinction.”
Find out more at www.actwild.org.au
“In a world first, zookeeper Rohan Cleave captured the amazing hatching process of a critically endangered Lord Howe Island Stick Insect at Melbourne Zoo. The eggs incubate for over 6 months and until now the hatching process has never been witnessed. If you didn’t see it you wouldn’t believe it could fit in that egg!”
Find out more at zoo.org.au/melbourne/animals/lord-howe-island-stick-insect
A whirring, zinging, hopping-good show that will have kids itching for more!
All of insect land is abuzz with news of a big contest! The demure Damselfly Dilly – “neither clever nor frilly” – has no thought of winning, but she’s curious to find out who will. And what she sees makes her eyes but out! Glowworms light up the stage, the audience hums with anticipation, and a panel of judges grins….but wait, aren’t those fangs she sees glinting?
The wild and witty team that brought us SATUDAY NIGHT AT THE DINOSAUR STOMP and MARTIAN ROCK is back with an exhilarating invasion of bombardier beetles, squirting stinkbugs, praying mantises, and one plucky little damselfly who keeps her huge eyes open – and seeing in all directions. Once again, Carol Diggory Shields’ lively verse mixes fun, fancy and facinating fact, while Scott Nash’s exuberant artwork virtually flies off the page.
An exciting counting book boldly illustrated with vibrant colour.
The Preppies really enjoyed this story today. It is a wonderful book with great illustrations and rhyming verse. We especially loved learning all the ants’ names at the front of the book.