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The Insect Folk

Margaret Warner Morley

Book Overview: 

Through delightful outings with her students, a teacher introduces her class to the fascinating world of insects. She encourages her students to observe and ask questions. This is a wonderful science text for young children.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .It will walk around in the night and frighten you if you go suddenly into the kitchen.

It will not frighten you on purpose, but when it hears you coming, it will run, and then maybe you will scream and run too.

What is that, May? You've a good mind to scream and run as it is?

Very well, scream and run if you want to; the cockroach won't care.

We do not often see these big black fellows in the North, but sometimes we do. Down South cockroaches seem to be everywhere.[Pg 42]

What, May? You are never going South, then?

Well, you do not need to go; the cockroaches won't care.

They have little heads and long antennæ, like threads.

What is that, May? You don't care anything about their heads? You don't want to know anything about cockroaches?

Oh, yes, you want to know about cockroaches. Remember how old they are.

They have six legs, you see.

You don't care how many legs they. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Ask me anything about bugs....I now know everything! :D

Georges Brossard died last month. George who, you ask?

If you’re not Canadian, you have probably never heard of him. If you live in New Orleans or Shanghai, though, you quite possibly have...

Georges, you see, loved insects. Collecting them was a hobby. Put it down to mid-life crisis, but at 40 he...more

When my daughter was little, she enjoyed me reading this book to her! It increased her interest and knowledge about insects. And mine too! I recommend this classic book.