Written by Award-Winning Author Kate Messner for ages 8-12.
Head-to-head combat! Astounding weapons! Extraordinary skills! Within the pages of this book, 18 awesomely real superheroes and supervillains come to life, each possessing powers far beyond the average insect. Meet the Malevolent Mimic, who wickedly disguises itself as a harmless pink orchid, only to shred unsuspecting butterflies! Or the Great Glue Shooter, who can shoot a smelly glue—from its face! Award-winning nonfiction author Kate Messner teams up with the talented Jillian Nickell in this action-packed exploration of the incredible insect abilities found in the natural world.
Kate Messner is the award winning author of Over and Under the Snow and more than a dozen other books for young readers. She lives on Lake Champlain with her family.
Jillian Nickell is a freelance illustrator, screen printer, and teacher living in Chicago, Illinois. Her work has been included in the Society of Illustrator’s Illustrators 52 and Illustrators 55 award shows and book publications.
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Release date Nov 5, 2019.