A series for young children that explains the vital importance of insects to our world
Perfect for young children studying living things and their habitats in their science lessons, or for young minibeast fans, this book explores the importance of pollinating insects. Pollinating insects allow countless wild and cultivated plants to make fruit and seeds. Bees, of course, are featured, but also wasps, the tiny flies that pollinate the cacao tree flowers, hoverflies, beetles, butterflies and more. Alongside the simple text, fantastic close-up photographs show the insects at work.
The book is part of a series, The Insects that Run Our World, for children aged 6 plus. The titles are: The Pollinators, The Decomposers, The Predators and the Prey and The Helpers and the Pests.The books include information about how insects are threatened by habitat changes and pollution and how we can help them.
Sarah Ridley has an enduring interest in history, the natural world and many other topics which has made her work as an editor and writer of children's information books endlessly fascinating. Some of her books have been shortlisted or longlisted for information book awards, including Dear Jelly Family Letters from the First World War and Suffragettes and the Fight for the Vote. Sarah lives in Colchester with her husband and her student daughter's guinea pigs.