BUGS IN DANGER : Our Vanishing Bees, Butterflies, and Beetles by Mark Kurlansky. Illus. by Jia Liu. New York: Bloomsbury, 2019. 164p. ISBN 978-154760085 hc. $19.99 Gr. 4-6 595.7 JUV
Introducing "The Insect World" in Part One, Kurlansky covers why insects are important to our ecosystem, and agriculture, and the reasons for changes in the insect population, such as insecticides, predators, and climate change. Parts Two, Three, and Four are devoted to in-depth studies of bees, beetles, and butterflies. The last part reveals theories about why Insect species fade in and out and sometimes disappear. There's a short chapter named, "What Can I Do?" to motivate students to positive action. Readers will find a complete bibliography and index at the back of the book.
Lynette Suckow, Superiorland Preview Center, Marquette, MI