Readers’ Favorite is proud to announce that “There’s a Bug in my Blossom” by J.C. Donaho is a Silver Medal Winner in the Children – Non-Fiction category in our 2015 International Book Award Contest. J. C. Donaho is pictured receiving the Silver Medal from Mark Wayne Adams at the awards ceremony held in Miami in November.
I am linking to a detailed explanation of how dragonflies are able to detect and then intercept other flying insects. Researchers at Howard Hughes Research Institute installed tiny reflectors on dragonflies to track their body movements while hunting. Those reflectors were then followed by special cameras that send that tracking data to computers for analysis. They found that dragonflies are good hunters because of their ability to anticipate the movements of their prey and calculate accurate interception routes. I found it interesting that dragonflies approach their targets from below to avoid detection. Jet fighter pilots sometimes use that same technique. These behaviors are far more complex than expected in an invertebrate and have implications for the study of human behavior.
The article from is Phys.org is here.
Fan mail from a ten year old reader near Washington D.C.
It’s fun when a reviewer understands the concept of the book! Check out what The Children’s Book Review.com has to say.
“..The text is clear and concise and multi-layered in a way that appeals to beginning readers through to advanced readers—or beginning readers sharing in a reading session with a parent or teacher. Large bold type with easy words and short sentences are ideal for an easier reading experience. More advanced readers that are ready for smaller text and eager to digest more information and fun facts on bugs are offered a deeper learning aspect as Donaho delves further into the natural world and shares specifics on the bugs found in each of his photographs..”
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Clearly this guy is an artist. However, I believe even I could get pretty good at this with some practice. This looks like great Sunday morning fun for parents or grandparents. Thank you Nathan Shields for this great idea and video.
“There’s a Bug in my Blossom should get even kids who hate or are scared of bugs looking in flowers to see who’s in there. There’s a Bug in my Blossom is both educational and a lot of fun, and it’s highly recommended.” – Readers’ Favorite
Look for my new book, There’s a Bug in My Blossom, available for order now at Amazon and Barnes and Noble!
This website will help you explore and share your experiences! We can talk about how to see and photograph those tiny things and those that are larger. We’ll also look at why all of these living things have a place in the grand scheme of things.
What things can you see in the garden? Freddy Squirrel would like to see your pictures and drawings of bugs and other critters you find in your flowers.