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Head louse

By: Hartley, Karen.
Contributor(s): Macro, Chris | Taylor, Philip.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Heinemann first libraryBug books: ; Bug books: Publisher: Oxford : Heinemann Library, 2001Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0431017077.Subject(s): Pediculus -- Juvenile literature | Pediculosis -- Juvenile literature | Pediculosis | Lice | Pediculosis -- Children's non-fiction | Lice -- Juvenile literatureGenre/Form: Children's nonfiction.DDC classification: C595.75621
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A study of head lice, covering different types, size and appearance, birth and reproduction, growth, feeding, predators, length of life and movement. It is designed to support children's investigations into life processes at Key Stage 1. Focusing on familiar minibeasts means that children can go into a garden or school grounds to see and research the bugs themselves, so reinforcing learning. Series features include bug maps and simple questions based on information given in the spreads. Each spread builds on information given in the previous one.

Includes index ; An introduction to head lice, discussing how they are born, what they look like, what they eat, how they grow, where they live and how to get rid of them. Suggested level: junior, primary

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • What Are Head Lice? (p. 4)
  • How Are Head Lice Born? (p. 10)
  • How Do Head Lice Grow? (p. 12)
  • What Do Head Lice Eat? (p. 14)
  • How Do Head Lice Move? (p. 16)
  • Where Do Head Lice Live? (p. 18)
  • How Long Do Head Lice Live? (p. 20)
  • How Do You Get Rid of Lice? (p. 22)
  • How Are Head Lice Special? (p. 24)
  • Thinking About Head Lice (p. 28)
  • Bug Map (p. 30)
  • Glossary (p. 31)
  • Index and More Books to Read (p. 32)

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Booklist Review

Gr. 1^-4. These short and simple books from the Bug Books series manage to pack a good deal of information into a compact format. The close-up photos of these pesky insects are the big attraction--the louse is particularly icky, but the fly maggots run a close second. However, such photos will lure kids, who will learn a lot. The text, though not sensational, is written with punch: "Houseflies and bluebottles lay their eggs in rotting, smelly vegetables or bad meat." In both titles, single-paragraph chapters answer questions such as What do the insects look like? Where do they live? and What do they eat? Life cycles and distinctive features are also discussed. The books end with a "bug map," a crisp diagrammed illustration, and a brief bibliography. --Ilene Cooper