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Buzz! Zip! Zoom! When the weather is warm, insects are everywhere. But what do they do in winter? Honeybees huddle in their hive. Monarch butterflies fly south. Woolly bear caterpillars hide under leaves and snow. This book shows what twelve different insects do to survive winter's chill....

Title : Not a Buzz to Be Found: Insects in Winter
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ISBN : 9780761356448
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Not a Buzz to Be Found: Insects in Winter Reviews

  • Lara
    2019-03-13 20:20

    A good collection of facts about how bugs survive winter. Twelve species are featured with rhymes about their winter survival tactics. Even I learned something new!The rhymes are a bit awkward at times, I have to admit. Some pages don't rhyme at all. The illustrations are beautiful though - lots of detail (yet without triggering the fear that bugs can bring on).A good book for preschool and early elementary students who are more interested in facts and "real world" books.

  • An Abundance of Books
    2019-02-21 01:07

    Featured at An Abundance of BooksI have finally found a bug book for everybody. Yes, that's right, a bug book for boys and girls who like bugs as well as those who don't. It's about something every kid as wondered at least once in their life - Where do bugs go when it snows?Zollars' wonderful illustrations cover a double page spread and show both what children do in winter as well as the 12 insects covered in the book. I particularly liked the pages that showed what was happening below ground or in the frozen pond. Glaser's rhyming narrative is perfect for teaching about bugs to a variety of early elementary ages. Since the she was very specific about the types of bugs mentioned (like Mourning Cloak Butterflies or Common Pondhawk Dragonfly) I was happy to see that Glaser had included a section at the end to talk more about each insect mentioned. Both the illustrations and the author's story work well together. The whole book feels warm and snuggly, even though it's about bugs sleeping outside.Verdict:I'm pretty sure this is the sweetest non fiction book about bugs that I've ever seen. It covers butterflies and ladybugs to hornets and ants. This is a great one for teachers but it can be fun at home too. Even if your child isn't super interested in bugs or science, it's a cool topic to talk about and get them thinking. I recommend picking this one up at the library and trying it out one night with your kids.Read full review HERE

  • Lauren Suchomski
    2019-03-11 22:09

    Great book that can be used in a variety of ways. Here are a few lesson ideas:* Using pictures in the book talk about what we are doing while the insects are preparing and getting ready for winter. * Students can draw pictures of themselves and their bug counterparts in each season of the year* Read this story along with a fiction story about winter or hibernation. Have students discuss what are the similarities between the stories and what makes the fiction story fiction. * Have students look at the illustrations to tell more details about what the insects are doing in winter. Can have each picture printed and distribute in pairs to have them be able to take a closer look. * Read with another non fiction book about a specific insect listed in the book (for example the Monarch Butterfly) then have the students outline or draw the life cycle of the insect.* Have students research the temperature changes over the course of several months and determine when the insects in the story are most likely to prepare for winter. Have them look at the data from where they live and in various other places in the world and predict how insects adapt to those places.* Using the illustrations, have students describe how they would feel as the bug using rich descriptive words. then have them write a poem as if they were the bug in question.

  • Mommywest
    2019-02-26 17:25

    "Where do insects go in winter? What do they do to survive?"My children asked me questions similar to these several months ago, so we checked this book out to learn more. The illustrations are beautiful and informative, but I found the main text disappointing. As you read, you realize that the author is trying to make the text poetic in order to appeal to younger children, but is not doing a very good job of it. Some pages rhyme nicely, while others do not rhyme at all, or rhyme very awkwardly. The effect is not only annoying, but it also limits the amount of information that can be shared about each insect and its winter habits. At the end of the book, the author has included a more informative paragraph about each insect that was introduced. I finished the book wondering why she didn't just write the whole book that way in the first place--the paragraphs are written in a way that children of all ages will understand the information and stay interested in it. Despite my lack of love for the way the book is structured and written, I think this book is a good resource if you combine the pictures with the information provided in the back of the book. Part of the curriculum for our home preschool unit on winter.

  • Amanda Snow
    2019-03-01 01:09

    Originally published at www.apatchworkofbooks.comWhere do all the insects go during the snowy, cold winter? Glaser examines 12 different insects and their habits during the winter. And cool insects too! Ladybugs, wooly bear caterpillars, dragonflys, etc. The illustrations are excellent, a bit unique, which is always nice to see when you've looked at thousands of books. The flow of the rhyming is a tad awkward at times, but the inclusion of facts into the rhymes, as well as the use of insects that many of us may not automatically think of, made up for least for me. I may not use this as a read aloud, but to discuss insects in winter, definitely.

  • Christine Turner
    2019-03-17 17:58

    Discover how familiar insects survive the cold winter months and ensure the safety of the next generation.SubjectsInsects -- Hibernation -- Juvenile literature.Insects -- Wintering -- Juvenile literature.Insects -- Behavior -- Juvenile literature

  • Sarah
    2019-03-07 17:24

    I enjoyed this approach to winter--I have to say I think I learned something! It is a nice approach where the book provides information, while still being interesting to very young readers. This would make a good addition for preschool lessons on winter or bugs!

  • Karen
    2019-03-09 22:25

    Simple illustrations in words and pictures of where insects go during the cold months. Didn't know honeybees take turns moving to the center of their huddle. Interesting for younger elementary children.

  • Laura
    2019-03-07 18:18

    Rhyming text describes what a variety of animals do in winter. Brief notes about each animal are included at the end. Recommended for kindergarten and 1st grade.

  • Leah
    2019-03-02 01:12

    Beautiful illustrations and easy to understand information about bugs in winter.

  • Erika
    2019-03-02 21:13

    Really cute artwork and a great way to learn about bugs and what they do during winter to survive.

  • Kate Conley
    2019-03-18 21:58

    This is a fabulous little nonfiction text! I learned a lot of interesting facts about insects in the winter! Great illustrations and lyrical text!

  • Kim Patton
    2019-03-07 22:02

    This nonfiction picture book takes a look at what insects do in the winter. Colorful illustrations and a variety of bugs make this a book that kids will love and learn from as well.

  • Edward Sullivan
    2019-02-28 17:07

    Appealing overview of what happens to insects during the winter.

  • Helen
    2019-03-10 20:20

    I used this BMJ nominee during my bug theme as a read aloud and enjoyed it. The rhyming text helps the kids to enjoy the info about how bugs survive the winter.

  • Lisa Pizzapickles'npie
    2019-03-01 00:23

    15 insects and what they do in winter