Bridget Heos’s What to Expect When You’re Expecting Larvae: A Guide for Insect Parents (And Curious Kids) (Expecting Animal Babies) is a delightfully tongue-in-cheek children’s book about the life cycle of insects. The full page colorful pictures have child appeal and the information is presented at the right level to interest even younger children. It’s rare to see a children’s book about insect larvae and Heos has made a new standard for any future books on the topic. It’s a definite summer read at our house. My one complaint, preventing me from giving the book five stars, is the multiple presence of bottles in the illustrations. They add nothing to the story and, in my opinion, subtract from the purpose of the book – biological information. I would expect a biology based children’s book to be biologically appropriate.
Disclaimer: A copy of teh book was provided by the publisher.