The Cockroach (Disgusting Critters) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 9 in the Disgusting Critters series.


Hilarious illustrated non-fiction about cockroaches perfect for beginning readers. You'll bug out over this perfect pairing of humorous text and funny illustrations about this insect that's been around for over 335 million years!

Fast cockroach facts:
  • Distinctive trait: Flat and oval-shaped body
  • Diet: Everything! (Especially if it's greasy and sweet . . .)
  • Special talent: Running

  • The Cockroach covers lifestyle (cockroaches prefer the dark and only come out during the day when their colonies get big enough), anatomy (cockroaches have wings but rarely fly), habitat (they prefer heat to cold), life cycle (a female can give birth to up to 350 babies during her lifetime) and much more. Although silly and off-the-wall, The Cockroach contains factual information that will both amuse and teach at the same time.

    About the Author

    ELISE GRAVEL is an award-winning author-illustrator from Quebec. She has won a Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration in French, and is well known for her original, wacky picture books and graphic novels. After completing her studies in graphic design, Elise found herself quickly swept up into the glamorous world of illustration. Her old design habits drive her to work a little text here and there into her drawings and she loves to handle the design of her assignments from start to finish. She is inspired by social causes and likes projects that can handle a good dose of eccentricity.

    Praise For…

    Starred Selection for the 2020 CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens Fall Issue

    Product Details
    ISBN: 9780735266421
    ISBN-10: 0735266425
    Publisher: Tundra Books
    Publication Date: February 4th, 2020
    Pages: 32
    Language: English
    Series: Disgusting Critters