Creep and Flutter

The Secret World of Insects and Spiders

By Jim Arnosky (Author)


Format Hardcover Picture Book


Creep and Flutter

The Secret World of Insects and Spiders

by Jim Arnosky



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In his fourth stunning nonfiction picture book for Sterling Children's Books, acclaimed naturalist and illustrator Jim Arnosky brings out the beauty--and the “wow!” and the “yuck!” factors--of hundreds of insects and spiders. Eight spectacular gatefolds show moths and mosquitoes, butterflies and beetles, spiders and silverfish life-size, up-close, and personal!  A CCBC Choice 2013, the annual best-of-the-year list of the Cooperative Children's Book Center.
“Combining larger-than-life illustrations and thoughtful field notes, Arnosky takes readers on a tour of insect life. Foldout spreads display mayflies, dragonflies, beetles, butterflies, moths, and more, with each insect vividly described.... As with his other nature-themed books, Arnosky brings a personal and improvisational feeling to his work, including pencil sketches and writing that shares his own experiences.... Arnosky's inquisitive spirit and gentle prose will likely move readers to take his cue to 'be mindful of the small.'”—Publishers Weekly (*Starred review)

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Praise for Wild Tracks:
A 2009 ALA Notable Book
“A splendid example of Arnosky's skill at making natural history come alive for young readers.”--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Arnosky's infectious enthusiasm for nature is evident...Worthy...for its inviting format and its promising premise that kids can find tracks, interpret them, and have a great time outdoors.”--School Library Journal, starred review

“A terrific beginning field guide...the uniformly lovely illustrations and the compelling concept make this a book that young naturalists will enjoy year-round.”--Booklist
Praise for Slither and Crawl:
A 2009 Parents' Choice List of Recommended Titles

"Arnosky's painterly eye and personal observations match handsomely in this face-to-face experience…. handsome, informative."--School Library Journal  (starred review)

“…beautiful and very detailed illustrations--Arnosky's love of nature is contagious." --Library Media Connection

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Jim Arnosky is the author/illustrator of more than 100 books, and received the first lifetime achievement award for Excellence in Science Illustration from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Award for nonfiction. Many of his books are ALA Notable Books, including Christopher Award-winner Drawing from Nature, and Jim has earned many starred reviews, including two for Wild Tracks. Jim lives in Vermont, but travels all over the U.S. for school and library visits. Visit to learn more.


Pub Date: 4/3/2012

ISBN: 9781402777660

Price: $14.95 / $16.95 CAN

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Pages: 40 pages, all in color

Trim: 9 x 11.5 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Juvenile / Nature

Age Range: 6 to 10

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books