Saturday, September 27, 2008

Getting closer to nature: Fireflies, Crickets, Worms

Our oldest enjoys finding outdoor creatures. Earlier this summer we were entranced with fireflies, now it seems crickets are everywhere. I would like to find and share some books with A. about any of his favorite insects -- fireflies, crickets, grasshoppers, butterflies, moths or worms. We recently watched a Nova episode about bees and ants, but I didn't do a good job of remembering any of the details -- we observed many flying ants in our yard a few days ago and my mind went blank as to what exactly their task is....

Are there any children's books you would recommend? Thanks so much!

3 comments:

Nadine C. Warner said...

Diary of a Worm, by Doreen Cronin is very silly, but fun.
There's also Diary of a Fly and Diary of a Spider in the same series.

Terry said...

Hi Karen,

We loved An Alphabet of Insects. It's produced by the Smithsonian and it has a music CD for extra entertainment.

Karen said...

Nadine and Terry, thank you for the suggestions! I'm excited to check these books out and share them with my kids!