Do You Know Praying Mantises?

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I really liked the pictures and how it’s so funny. In one of the pictures, a bug is asking the praying mantis that is pulling it up from a big crack in the ground, and the bug is asking, “Are you doing this to save my life? Or to eat me?” You learn things about praying mantises, like what they eat. They eat butterflies, bugs, ants, all sorts of bugs and they eat some things like skinks, frogs, and other small animals too. I learned that only their eggs survive in winter. The parents get frozen. In that picture, it’s a picture where the girl praying mantis is eating the boy praying mantis but the mother got frozen before she could eat all of the husband. The females eat the males after they mate, or during mating they eat them. The little praying mantises look just like their mothers and fathers. But when they are eggs they just look like dough with a slit that is like a snake’s eyes. I liked how the insects talked to each other. It was a really funny way to learn about praying mantises.

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Author Alain M. Bergeron, Sampar, Illustrator
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 64 pages
Publisher Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Publish Date 15-Oct-2014
ISBN 9781554553372
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Issue November 2014
Category Tweens


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