Busy Builders by Roxie Munro

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Busy Builders was selected for the 2013 Cook Prize honoring the best science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) picture book published for children aged eight to ten.

The tiny creatures in this book are amazing builders. Can you guess which builder makes separate chambers for nurseries and even trash? Or which insect's home looks like cotton candy? Or what kind of insect has ears on its knees? Busy Builders features eight insects, one spider, and an inside look at the unique structures they each build. Roxie Munro's striking art, drawn in India ink and colored ink, brings these remarkable feats of engineering into full focus. A glossary and resources to learn more are included. If you were a bug, what kind of home would you build?

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About Roxie Munro

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Roxie Munro is an award-winning author/illustrator of more than thirty-five books for children. Her books have received such honors as New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year and Smithsonian Magazine Notable Book for Children, among many others. Her art has been exhibited nationally, including in the Original Art Exhibit at the Society of Illustrators in New York City. Roxie lives in New York City. Learn more: www.roxiemunro.com
Published May 8, 2012 by Two Lions. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Munro includes within each habitat drawing a close-up or cutaway interior look at a piece of the structure.

Mar 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Busy Builders

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Harvester ants, for example, create subterranean chambers, which are divided into areas for food storage, nurseries, and other purposes, while a pine processionary caterpillar lives in a nest on a pine branch that “looks like cotton candy.” While the heavy blocks of text may trip up younger r...

Apr 02 2012 | Read Full Review of Busy Builders

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