Megabugs: And Other Prehistoric Critters That Roamed the Planet

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I really liked Megabugs and Other Prehistoric Critters that Roamed the Planet. It had a lot of facts about big bugs. Some bugs used to get very big! The biggest bug could be two-hundred-sixty centimeters long (that’s eight feet, six inches). That’s the Arthropleura, or the slitherer. Also, bugs could be pretty small. The ones I think are the smallest in this book are 25 centimeters long. It’s called Eurypterus, or the paddler. Some bugs can be dangerous. The one I’m most scared of is Jaekelopterus, or the pincher, because its survival strategy is to crunch other creatures with its big claws. Luckily, it can’t crunch a human! Another I’m very scared of is Pulmonoscorpius, or the stinger. Its tail stinger is so sharp! Its survival strategy is a toxic stab. Ouch! I like the pictures because they’re drawn really good. My favorite picture is probably the slitherer, because it looks very harmless and it looks really interesting. There are some bugs today that have ancestors who were megabugs, like arthropods, scorpions, king crabs, and spiders. After the prehistoric bugs, there’s a section on the “Giants of Today.” The Colossal Crab is the biggest; it’s also known as the Japanese spider crab. And after that, there’s the “Megabugs of the Future,” and there’s a picture of a crazy bug that looks kind of scary! I’d probably recommend this book to children that are 6 years old and up.

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Author Helaine Becker
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Kids Can Press
Publish Date 2019-10-01
ISBN 9781771388115
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Issue December 2019
Category Early Reader


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