*Rights sold: Publishing House of Electronics Industry (China)*
An ode to the buzzing, stinging, pesky little bugs around us
FULL OF FACTS AND FIGURES, SUCH AS SCIENTIFIC NAMES, LIFESPAN, NUMBER OF LEGS, COLOUR, LENGTH AND FAVOURITE FOODS
Did you know that the ancestors of the mosquito lived before the dinosaurs even stomped around our planet? Or that the woodlouse – a landlubber! – breathes through its gills? And that Spider-Man could learn a thing or two from the slug? Creepy Crawlies features all sorts of tiny creatures: from the ant that should win a Nobel Prize to the flexible woodlouse and the intrusive tick. In an infectious and compelling manner, Gemma Venhuizen writes about these buzzing, stinging and sucking little bugs – pesky creepy crawlies. But are they really that pesky and creepy?
PRESS ON CREEPY CRAWLIES:
‘The book is irresistible thanks to the humorous tone and narrative drawings. […] Venhuizen’s frankness and inventiveness, as well as her smooth turn of phrase, are reminiscent of Midas Dekkers. […] Van der Pol’s drawings are just like Venhuizen’s writing: narrative, imaginative and cartoonish. The ingenious reversal of reality, with insects like Giants and mini-people swarming around them like ants, ties in brilliantly with Venhuizen’s plea to approach insect life from a more ecological perspective.’ – **** NRC HANDELSBLAD
‘Venhuizen describes each creature with palpable pleasure and a fine eye. Hidden in the light-hearted stories are facts that will blow children’s minds.’ – HET PAROOLContact us