Explore the fun and fascinating world of insects through this lively question and answer book. Do dragonflies breathe fire? Do stink bugs take baths? Do bed bugs wear pajamas? The silly questions—the kind kids often ask—are followed by informative answers, sure to make every reader eager to learn more about insects. Kids will delight in this engaging, interactive read-aloud, and educators, parents, and budding naturalists will enjoy the detailed illustrations. With an extensive authors’ note, this book provides an exciting introduction to insects, suitable for any science lesson. Additional back matter on each of the insect species will inspire further study.
Co-authored by award-winning writer Corinne Demas and Artemis Roehrig, who has a background in entomology, with illustrations by Ellen Shi (the Little Frog books), Do Doodlebugs Doodle? Amazing Insect Facts will inspire kids’ curiosity about the world of insects. In praise of the authors’ earlier book in the series, Does a Fiddler Crab Fiddle? Kirkus said, “The humor is irresistible.” Once again, the winning combination of science and imagination makes this a non-fiction stand-out for children ages 4—8.
About the Authors
Corinne Demas and Artemis Roehrig are co-authors of Does a Fiddler Crab Fiddle?, illustrated by John Sandford and the forthcoming Do Jellyfish Like Peanut Butter? The mother-daughter writing team are also the authors of Are Pirates Polite? (Scholastic), illustrated by David Catrow and the forthcoming The Grumpy Pirate, illustrated by Ashlyn Anstee.
Corinne Demas is the award-winning author of thirty-three books for kids and adults. Her picture books include The Disappearing Island, illustrated by Ted Lewin, (a Massachusetts Book Award Honor Book), Saying Goodbye to Lulu, illustrated by Ard Hoyt (winner of the ASPCA Henry Berg Children’s Book Award), and The Littlest Matryoshka, illustrated by Kathryn Brown.
Corinne Demas is a professor at Mount Holyoke College and a fiction editor of The Massachusetts Review. She divides her time between western Massachusetts and Cape Cod.
Website: corinnedemas.com | Twitter: @corinnedemas
Artemis Roehrig received her master’s degree from the Organismic and Evolutionary Biology program at the University of Massachusetts. Do Doodlebugs Doodle? was inspired by her work in an entomology lab, where she does research on both endangered and invasive insects. In addition to writing books for kids, she has been published in the scientific journal Environmental Entomology. Does a Fiddler Crab Fiddle? and the upcoming Do Jellyfish Like Peanut Butter? were both shaped by her work as an educator at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. She lives in western Massachusetts and loves to explore nature with her two young children.
Website: www.artemisroehrig.com | Twitter:@artemisroehrig
About the Illustrator
Ellen Shi grew up in the great state of New Jersey and recently graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in Illustration. She loves color, simple shapes and texture. Ellen is also an avid fan of nature, film, and books. When not drawing or painting, you will probably find her with her nose in a book.
“Witty and clever, this charming sequel to Do Fiddler Crabs Fiddle? takes on a whole lot of bugs and has a ball with them…The charm continues with Ellen Shi’s delicious illustrations.”
—Jane Yolen, author of Owl Moon, You Nest Here With Me (with her daughter, Heidi E. Y. Stemple)
“Funny speculation…playful…clever: entomology via etymology”
“Will have kids laughing out loud as they explore the fun and fascinating world of insects.”
—Eric Carle Museum