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Wicked Bugs (Young Readers Edition)
Wicked Bugs (Young Readers Edition): The Meanest, Deadliest, Grossest Bugs on Earth | Amy Stewart
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Did you know there are zombie bugs that not only eat other bugs but also inhabit and control their bodies? Theres even a wasp that delivers a perfectly-placed sting in a cockroachs brain and then leads the roach around by its antennae like a dog on a leash. Scorpions glow in ultraviolet light. Lots of bugs dine on corpses. And if you want to know how much it hurts to get stung by a bullet ant (hint: it really, really hurts), you can consult the Schmidt Sting Pain Index. It ranks the pain produced by ants and other stinging creatures. How does it work? Dr. Schmidt, the scientist who created it, voluntarily subjected himself to the stings of 150 species. Organized into thematic categories (Everyday Dangers, Unwelcome Invaders, Destructive Pests, and Terrible Threats) and featuring full-color illustrations by Briony Morrow-Cribbs, Wicked Bugs is an educational and creepy-cool guide to the worst of the worst of insects, arachnids, and other arthropods. This is the young readers adaptation of Amy Stewarts bestselling book for adult readers.
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thereadingowlvina
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This is an enjoyable yet morbidly engrossing read. It's simple with brief facts, just enough to give you the heebie-jeebies!

Rating: 4.5⭐

For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2984437877

#nonfiction2019 #somethingwithanimals
@Riveted_Reader_Melissa

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great pick! Sounds really good! 2mo
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AmyStewart
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The Estonian edition!

Tessy Great cover! 1y
tpixie Congrats 🎈🎉🎊 📚 13mo
Graciouswarriorprincess That cover is so cool!, 13mo
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okthislooksbad
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Roundup of my second quarter of #Booked2018. I'm having so much fun with these prompts - I'd never have found the steampunk-title if it wasn't for this, and it's /so good!/
#Setoutdoors: Wicked Bugs
#Steampunk: Castle in the Stars
#Friendship: You're Welcome, Universe
#Floweroncover: The Belles
#RefugeeMC: Exit West
#Childhoodfavourite: Cykelmyggen Egon

On to the next one! ♥

4thhouseontheleft Did you like The Belles? I just added that one to my TBR recently! 🎉🎉🎉 on finishing the 2nd quarter! 1y
okthislooksbad @4thhouseontheleft Loved it! It has the best villain I've come across in quite some time 😄 Thanks! 1y
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JPeterson
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The book that has people stop asking you want you are reading about. 🐞🐜🦗🕷🕸🦂

#Booked2018 - Environment/Set Outdoors
#ReadHarder - About Nature
#ERMadLibs - Plural noun
#MountTBR - Book 19

Cinfhen Well done 😊🙌🏻 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Is there a quadrifecta? If so, you won it! 🙌🏻 1y
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JPeterson @Cinfhen Thank you! 😊 1y
JPeterson @BarbaraTheBibliophage Haha, thanks! 😄 1y
AmyStewart Because of this book, I can now ruin anyone‘s vacation. Tell me where you‘re going and I can tell you what will kill you when you get there. 1y
JPeterson @AmyStewart Those are some of the best facts to know! 1y
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JPeterson
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And now I can smell that noxious stink of a stink bug. 🤢

ladym30 Really hate stink bugs!! 2y
IheartYA Ewwwww yuck 2y
JPeterson @ladym30 @IheartYA At all the bug descriptions, this one seemed the worse. 🐛 2y
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JPeterson
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Seems appropriate for outside reading. 🐜 🐛 🕷

3rd book; about 6 hours of reading in.
#readathon

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Crazeedi
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Just received from UPS!

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okthislooksbad
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I live in a country where the only "dangerous" creature is the European Adder, which, honestly, is quite the opposite of dangerous. It's rarely lethal. A bite is painful, but that's mostly it. Given that, I had heard of maybe three of the creatures mentioned in this, yet it was /riveting/. Had a lot of "oh god everything is itchy get the creepy-crawly off me"-moments, but really, this was ridiculously interesting. My outdoors-read for #Booked2018

tpixie She even has Museum exhibits!! 🐜 https://youtu.be/CGpvLAUTzK4 (edited) 2y
okthislooksbad @tpixie Whaaaat, that looks so interesting! Well, that's another museum I need to go to. 😂 2y
tpixie @okthislooksbad I know I think it travels. But I want to go too!! 2y
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tpixie @Graciouswarriorprincess when you saw @AmyStewart last weekend, was it also at a museum exhibit??? 2y
Cinfhen Love this review!!! Nice choice 💜tagging @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft 2y
4thhouseontheleft Great review! Now I‘m running off to learn more about her museum exhibits! 😃 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Perfect pick! I think I have this on my digital shelves—possibly audio. 🐞🕷🐜🕸🦗 2y
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Jenbug68
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What a delightfully icky book . I knew I would LOVE it when I got to page 2 and read about the procreation habits of the African Bat Bug - and came across ( see what I did there ? 😆) the term “traumatic insemination” . ( which , by the way, would be a FANTASTIC name for a black metal band !! ) .

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okthislooksbad
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Spring has sprung and I'm sitting under the big tree that usually dumps big freaking bugs on me like it's its job, reading about bugs. I just flicked a tiny something off my arm. This is gonna suck. 🐛 😂

TommieMarie74 This books is more terrifying to me than any horror novel out there. 😰😬 2y
okthislooksbad @TommieMarie74 I thought I'd have to put it down immediately and probably burn it, too, but it's not bothering me /too/ much. Yet. 😦😂 2y
TommieMarie74 You are a brave brave woman. Possibly even my hero. 2y
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MiyakoBunny
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@TricksyTails You know you‘ve got me over here grinning like an even crazier person than I already am 🤣🤣🤣♥️♥️♥️♥️🖤🖤🖤🖤 I could hug you but I might squeeze the life out of you in my thanks & excitement!!! 🦋♥️🦖🧛🏻‍♀️🧛🏻‍♀️🤖🤖For-Ev-Errrrrr! #BabyChestBump #BeyondTheGrave #JaundiceTwins #ThugLife #Lmao I♥️♥️♥️♥️ You!!!!!

laundry_piles Haha you two crack me up. Cool looking books! 2y
TricksyTails 🤣🤣🤣 Squeeeeeeze the life outta me! 🦖♥️🦋🧛🏻‍♀️🧛🏻‍♀️🤖🤖🧛‍♀️🧛‍♀️💩🌶💦💦🤣🤣 I ♥️ You FOREVERRRRRRRRRRR! #BabyChestBump #ToTheGrave 2y
MiyakoBunny @laundry_piles Lmao 🤣 Thanks 🤗🤗🤗 2y
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msford88
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My wife was on a business trip, so I had to wait until tonight to give her these. We don't really do Valentine's Day, but I can't resist getting her a little gift each year. We ate some Korean BBQ and learned about evil bugs (and some amazing plants).

MiyakoBunny This is awesome 😍😍😍😍 2y
pdever I loved the Drunken Botanist and hope some of your Valentine's dinner chat revolved around a delicious cocktail! 8mo
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JPeterson
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Catching up on @bookriot #riotgrams

Day 1: #shelfie
Here is a collection of my ever growing TBR shelves, including a small section for my boyfriend. Not pictured: the other two, completely full shelves. 😬

jpmcwisemorgan That‘s really considerate of you to give your boyfriend a section. 2y
Zelma @jpmcwisemorgan 😂 that made me snort out loud. 2y
JPeterson @jpmcwisemorgan Haha! I like to think so! Especially since most are books I buy him to read. 😉 @Zelma 😂 2y
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annalibris
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This was a fun, easy, and really informative audiobook. Although I could have done without listening to the chapter on human parasites immediately after breakfast… Highly recommend.

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kidamy
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@janeycanuck Did you know planting geraniums can help with Japanese beetles? I sure didn't.

I just snapped up with book at the library sale and I'm obsessed.

janeycanuck I dislike geraniums. I pulled the damn plant that was attracting them instead. 2y
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annalibris
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I didn't intentionally pick this for #spookyoctober, but driving down the interstate listening to her talk about scorpions and assassin bugs is definitely not comforting reading. Fascinating, but not comforting.

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DrJAdMerricksson
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Stewart's Wicked Bugs: Young Reader‘s Edition is a condensed version of Wicked Bugs: The Louse that Conquered Napoleon's Army and Other Diabolical Insects geared towards middle-aged readers. Replete with photos and beautiful pencil sketches, this book is divided into six sections, each ending in a specialised essay.

📚📚📚📚 Recommended. Packed full of neat facts and information, this book is sure to please any bug-lovers in the family

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Maggie
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Apologies for the non-book related post. The worst part about this miserable heat is all the six legged f**kers who also want to come inside to more pleasant climates (and trust me, they're significantly less cute than ladybugs).

It's not because my house is dirty, I swear. They're all over both my jobs, too. 🤢

KCorter We are having the same problem in FL. Even the bugs hate this awful weather! 2y
CocoReads Eek! 2y
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WesleyHoffmann
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Not the only species where this is a problem.

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Linsy
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After I fell in love with Wicked Plants, I plunged straight into this one. ... But I didn't make it past the chapter about bed bugs. I'm such a weakling when it comes to #creepycrawlies! I'm hoping to try again when I'm a bit braver, lol. #octphotochallenge

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Yogabrarian
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Such a fun read! Perfect to pick up and read selections from a bit at a time or to plow through in a night or two as I did.

MrBook I like the cover and title 😊👍🏻. 3y
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hike.read.repeat
Mehso-so

Top notch illustrations and fascinating facts. A fun, quick read that I'm using as my science pick in the Book Riot 2016 Read Harder Challenge.

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hike.read.repeat
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Books and Binx. Two of my favorite things.

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