Read Out Loud: MY AWESOME SUMMER BY P. MANTIS
Read aloud with author Paul Meisel on this educational episode of Read Out Loud! This is a very humorous and scientifically accurate read! My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis introduces the life cycle of a familiar insect known as the praying mantis.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
“May 17: I was born today! It’s a beautiful, sunny spring day!” This is the diary of P. Mantis, one of 150 brothers and sisters born on a garden bush. P. Mantis is an amazing insect: she can make herself look like a stick to hide from predators, she can swivel her head all the way around, and when she’s grown up, she’ll even be able to fly! Told in dated entries, P. Mantis describes the entirety of her life, sharing the fun and beauty of her world as well its little ups and downs (“I ate one of my brothers. Okay, maybe two.”). With bold, beautiful art and a text both humorous and scientifically accurate, My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis introduces young children to the life cycle of a familiar insect.
ABOUT PAUL MEISEL
Paul Meisel has illustrated many books for children, including Why Are the Ice Caps Melting? , Energy Makes Things Happen , and What Happens to Our Trash? in the Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. He lives in Newtown, Connecticut.
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DP: Alex Swerdlowe
Editor: Tiisetso Dladla