The Secret Life of Bugs (Stars of Nature #5) (Hardcover)

The Secret Life of Bugs (Stars of Nature #5) By Moira Butterfield, Vivian Mineker (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Moira Butterfield, Vivian Mineker (Illustrator)
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Inspire the next generation to look after the world around them with The Secret Life of Bugs, a collection of delightful stories and engaging facts.

Let Luna, a friendly ladybird, lead you through this beautiful first guide to bug life. Learn about bug habitats – who lives where, from teeny tiny bugs (featherwing beetles) to the largest of critters (giant stick insect and goliath beetles). Find out the amazing things that bugs can do, like flying high or disguising themselves.

Read magical creepy crawly folklore stories from around the planet, too. The ladybug has learnt much on her travels and will be a great guide for young readers, perhaps inspiring them to develop a lifelong love of bugs.

Sadly, many insects are under threat, so the Ladybug guide will be an ideal character to teach children about pollution and climate change, and encourage them to care about all creepy crawlies.

Sumptuous and detailed illustrations take pride of place in this magical book that mixes natural history with a splash of fantasy, creating a book to be pored over time and again. There’s never been a better time to introduce your child to the beauty of every living thing, even the teeny tiny. Following on from The Secret Life of Trees, The Secret Life of Bees, The Secret Life of Birds and The Secret Life of Oceans, Bugs is the next book in the series.

About the Author

Moira Butterfield is an internationally-published children’s book author. Her work includes picture books, board books, fiction, and highly-commended non-fiction books that seek to spark a child’s imagination about our world. She studied literature and has lived in and traveled to many places across the world. She currently lives in Bath, UK, with her family, where she loves to cycle, sew, and sing. 

Vivian Mineker is a Taiwanese American from Taipei and Portland, currently working out of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Her interest in art began at a young age, using drawing to express herself and her inner imaginary world. She uses watercolor, colored pencil, and digital processes to create a blend of traditional texture with a modern look and feel.

Praise For…

"From the amazing things that bugs can do to bug folklore stories from around the world, this fifth title in the Stars of Nature series is an engaging guide to bug life with a fantasy twist."The Bookseller
Product Details
ISBN: 9780711286559
ISBN-10: 0711286558
Publisher: Happy Yak
Publication Date: March 5th, 2024
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: Stars of Nature