Sandra Markle has written more than seventy nonfiction books about science for children. She has won more than thirty awards for her work. In addition to her books, Ms. Markle has developed science specials for television as well as Internet-based educational programs. She lives in New Zealand.
Dr. Simon Pollard is a biologist, natural history writer, and photographer. He is Curator of Invertebrate Zoology at Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand.
A bonus to classroom teachers seeking high-quality material clearly aligned to teaching standards. --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Few opportunities are possible for either adults or children to view an elephant weevil, male stalk-eyed flies, whitefly larvae, or Hercules beetle as closely as this book offers. --Kirkus Reviews