Bugs by the Numbers by Sharon Werner

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The creators of the award-winning Alphabeasties And Other Amazing Types capture an amazing array of insects in their totally unique and captivating style. While the alphabeasties were comprised of letters, these incredible insects are ingeniously engineered out of numerals. Each entry includes fascinating numeric facts about its subject: An ant has 2 stomachs and 3 body parts, and it can lift 50 times its body weight! This one-of-a-kind, eye-catching look at the insect world will entertain, engage, and educate stylish young entomologists everywhere!

About Sharon Werner

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Sharon Werner and Sarah Forss are graphic designers at the two-person design studio Werner Design Werks, Inc. in St. Paul, Minnesota. Whose clients include Moét Hennessey, Target, Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day, Levi's and Melcher Media. Their studio has had remarkable international impact with its commitment to simplicity, honesty and practicality in design and has garnered WDW many graphic design awards as well as a place in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, Musée De La Poste, Victoria and Albert Museum, Musée des Arts Decoratifs and the Cooper Hewitt Museum. The author lives in St. Paul, MN.

Author Residence: St. Paul, MN
Published April 27, 2011 by Blue Apple Books. 56 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Publishers Weekly

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Trading letters for numbers, the creators of Alphabeasties employ a similar format to create silhouette-style portraits of insects, worms, and arachnids using only Arabic numerals.

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The Wall Street Journal

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With heavy matte pages and illustration that is both intensely busy and yet soothing to the eye, "Bugs by the Numbers" (Blue Apple Books, 52 pages, $19.99) is the sort of handsome, hyper-designed nonfiction diversion that will fit almost as well on an adult coffee table as it on the nursery books...

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Bugs by the Numbers uses the same creative layout, this time using numbers (instead of letters) and different typefaces to make up different kinds of bugs from termites to dragonflies to earthworms to beetles.

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This is probably a book that will be used as a reference for at least the first several grades, presuming that you let the kids have this book in the first place.

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