The Beetle Book by Steve Jenkins
Double confession day, I have also not read (cover to cover) a Steve Jenkins book, and just like Nic Bishop, he is a name, he is known, he is renowned. I am ashamed. But no more!
The Beetle Book details be-tails, ahem, beetles, from small to quite large, colorful to camoflauged, and very, very numerous. "Line up every kind of plant and animal on Earth...and one of every four will be a beetle." From Beetle overview to "Beetle bits" and the specialties of each beetle grouped by different characteristics such as "Chemical warfare" and "Battling Beetles", anyone looking for information on beetles has found a treasure trove of info with detailed illustrations by Steve Jenkins. Since some beetles needed to be enlarged to showcase certain details, each is shown in true size in a silhouette along the bottom of the page.
The Beetle Book
Published 2012 by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
I borrowed this copy from the public library to read and review it.