Awful, Disgusting Parasites

Tiny critters in your hair. Wiggling worms in your gut. Grossed out yet? Awful, Disgusting Parasites will have readers examining these nasty organisms, including where they thrive and how they impact people. Great books for hitting Next Gen Science standards. With diagrams, "fun" facts, and other infographics, readers won't be able to look away from these hi/lo books.

books in series: 6

series list price: $188.10

your price: $131.70

 Reviews
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School Library Journal (Series Made Simple), November 2016

"Plenty of facts and photographs support the 'awful, disgusting' promise of the series title ... Each beginning describes an unsuspecting human who crosses paths with a parasite, leading into a discussion of the creature and its potential effect on people and animals ... Photographs are appropriately gross and generally informative and feature several excellent magnified close-up views, specifically in Bedbugs, Ticks, and Head Lice. Useful features include a "By the Numbers" statistics section, a range map, and a life cycle flow chart."

Booklist, October 2016

"Kids who prefer their books on the squirm-inducing side will love sinking their teeth into this entry in the Awful, Disgusting Parasites series, part of the new high/low imprint Bolt. Here readers will learn about the bedbug in four concise chapters, packed with crisp, close-up photos and simple, cleanly integrated infographics. The first chapter introduces this hitchhiking bloodsucker and its nocturnal feeding regimen, including a labeled diagram of the pest ... Subsequent chapters outline this parasite's life cycle, its pervasiveness (depicted on a world map), and general information about bites and bedbug prevention. A light but solid overview that doesn't sacrifice factual content for gross-out appeal."


Titles in This Series

Ticks
Tapeworms
Roundworms
Malaria Parasites
Head Lice
Bedbugs
Ticks
Tapeworms
Roundworms
Malaria Parasites
Head Lice
Bedbugs
BedbugsBedbugs
Head LiceHead Lice
Malaria ParasitesMalaria Parasites
RoundwormsRoundworms
TapewormsTapeworms
TicksTicks