by M G Leonard
Non-Fiction List WINNER
So far we have received 6 reviews of The Beetle Collector's Handbook.
You can read them below.
Holly from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
This book had some very interesting facts in it but most of them were boring. If you like facts or beetles or both then I would recommend this for you but it just wasn't my type. My favourite part in this book was the parts were it told you how to make beetle catchers and homes and all of the beautiful pictures of beetles. If you don't like beetles or artwork then I would suggest that you don't read this book . .
Owen from Year 8, The Armthorpe Academy:
This could be described as just an extra book one to go with with Maya Leonards Beetle Boy book. Similar to those slim books that are published along side the Harry Potter series like Tales of Beedle the Bard. I would though, have to disagree. This is so much more. It is a reference book for all those lovers of all things beetle and also for those who have known and loved beetles forever! It is, beautifully illustrated by Carim Nahaboo and that is a bit of an understatement. It is full of interesting facts, figures and as I said, some superb illustrations. My favorite illustrations from the book are The Feather Horned beetle, the Blue Monkey Beetle and the Frog Legged Beetle sometimes know as the Kangaroo Beetle because of it's big legs! When i was in 6 i saw Liz Millions illustrations on beetles and i would like to draw some with her.
Chloe from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
Beetles is a nice factual book for some people. I personally didnâ?™t like this book because it was quite boring . I must admit I quite liked some odd beetles. I wouldnâ?™t recommend this book for young readers because they wouldnâ?™t really grasp the meaning of this book and theyâ?™d doze off with ease because some words are very difficult to read and it seems to go on forever. Adults who get the objective of the book would be more interested.
Courtney from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
Beetle collectoes is NOT a story book, just a non- fiction book. Although it sounds boring, it is actually quite interesting. From lethal death farts to lond horned beasts, this book has every single beetle in it you can imagine! My favourite beetle is the ladg bird although if they don't have much food they will kill each other. My least favourite beetle is the dung beetle, which as you can guess, basically eats poo! Would you like to see one? Please read this book and tell me what you think.
Eleanor from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
I gave this book an eight because this book had an amazing use of vocabulary and it was so helpful for me so I could make insects at my caravan! This book has given me so much information about bugs and insects. Did you know that there are over 50 types of bug species?! Or that a ladybugs can have from the lightest colours to the darkest colours on their wings?! This book tells you: what the bugs eat, what they drink and where their natural habitat is. This is why I rate this book an eight and I would recommend this book 7-however old you my be.
Lorenna from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:
The Beetle Collectors Handbook is really exciting due to the different types of bugs that I didn't know about like Dung Beetle, Feather Horned Beetle and the Jewel Beetle. There are lots of weird beetles that have very intricate patterns on there body parts which are very interesting to look at. I liked how on some pages it told and showed you the actual size. I also liked how there was a lot of different types of bugs and not just 10 or 20 there is just that many I can't count them! I absolutely loved this book it was amazing. there was also lots of facts about each bug it was really good my favourite beetle was the fire fly what was yours?