My Long Read of the Week: The Beetle Collector’s Handbook, by M.G. Leonard

WOW this book on Beetles looks awesome. However, looking at the illustrations it is certainly NOT for the squeamish 🙂


This week’s Long Read of the Week is The Beetle Collector’s Handbook, by M.G. Leonard, published by Scholastic.

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Hot on the success of MG Leonard’s popular Beetle Boy series comes this invaluable collection for beetle fans everywhere (unfortunately not me! Nothing against them, I’m just squeamish with insects).
What it’s about
In the Beetle Boy trilogy, Darkus Cuttle and his friends learn everything they need to know about beetles from The Beetle Collector’s Handbook, which was passed down by Darkus’s father. Now fans of the series can get their own copy of this fascinating read and learn about entomology from the same book as Darkus and his friends.
My review
The cover of this book alone conveys authority but in a way that’s attractive to children and adults. The stunning red hardback and the gold lettering and design make this a joy to behold so that, even a terrified…

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