paper, 127 pp., $14.95
This fascinating guide to the life cycles of plants, soil, insects, and spiders will appeal to all ages. It awakens a natural curiosity to learn more about the creatures that surround us. The amazing photographs and engaging text trace the complete life cycles of both “good” and “bad” creatures that dwell in the garden and around a home. The remarkable clarity of both text and up-close photos provide the keys to identifying the differences between species and the enticing hosts upon which they may be found.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden