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Insects in Winter

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

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.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Picture Books, Science
Copyright 2012
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2011-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.2
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF003120, JNF013090
Dewey 595.7
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 580
Guided Reading Level L
ATOS Reading Level 4.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 145228
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Original artwork and Reviewed

Author: Linda Glaser

Illustrator: Jaime Zollars

Jaime Zollars paints pictures of imaginary people and places far away. She has created illustrations for children's books, magazines, newspapers, and ad campaigns. Her clients include United Airlines, The American Red Cross, Scholastic, Clarion Books, Tricycle Press, and the L.A. Weekly. She also creates paintings for galleries, including Copro Nason and Gallery Nucleus. Jaime's art has been recognized by a bunch of great publications and societies, including Taschen's Illustration Now, American Illustration, Communication Arts, 3x3, Spectrum, Curvy Australia, Design Taxi, XFuns Taipei, DPI Taiwan, BBC's Culture Shock, Small Magazine, the SI-LA, and the SCBWI. Jaime lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland, and also enjoys teaching talented future illustrators at the Maryland Institute College of Art.


The Horn Book Guide

“Glaser details the winter survival techniques of a dozen different insects. Short, rhythmic lines explain each insect’s adaptations (field cricket: ‘Safely hidden, you’d wait and wait’). Evocative paintings move from colorful fall to icy winter and finally burst into spring. The insects’ point of view is emphasized in text and pictures, with nearby children also engaged in typical winter activities.” —The Horn Book Guide

Library Media Connection

“This book answers the young child’s questions about what happens to insects during the winter season. It is a good addition to school and public libraries for units about the seasons or insects.” —Library Media Connection


“Artfully combining foreground close-ups and cutaways with broader views of children at play in lightly wooded winter landscapes, Zollars supplies soft-lined but accurately detailed illustrations for Glaser’s survey of wintering insects…. An informative foray into the natural world, equally suited for sharing with groups or for giving to recently independent readers.” —Booklist

School Library Journal

“A lovely way to spin science and literature into a curriculum for youngest readers.” —School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“Gorgeous full-bleed illustrations filled with color and detail depict the insects in winter…. A great overview.” —Kirkus Reviews