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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Jewel of a Book Review: Dazzling Dragonflies

By Linda Glaser

ISBN-13: 9780822567530, 2008
Nonfiction: Picture Book, Lifecycle, Dragonflies, Science, Nature, Entomology

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.: MN; $22.50

How are dragonflies born? Where do they live? Will they hurt people? These are some of the fascinating questions Linda Glaser answers in her easy to understand and entertaining lifecycle story of the dragonfly. Pasoda’s realistic illustrations follow the life cycle, which helps the beginning reader learn what the dragonfly’s life cycle looks like from the egg stage through the adult stage.

What I liked best about this book is it teaches the early reader that there are more than one type of dragonfly, first in illustration and then at the end with typical question and answer pages. The thought-provoking questions introduce the reader to the critical thinking process.

Dazzling Dragonflies is recommended as a great nature resource for the elementary level reader.

Reviewed for Jewel of a book by Jewel Sample--Award-winning author of Flying Hugs and Kisses. To learn more about Jewel Sample visit her at

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