They eat poop. They move poop. They even fight over poop. What are they? They're dung beetles. Plug your nose. We're about to dig in and discover how dung beetles help our world every day.
Describes dung beetles, including development, place in the food chain, and how they help the environment.
overall 4.45 of 5 stars:
Aug 30 2106, EG, 5 of 5 stars: Well, of course this book interested my 4-year old!! It was about bugs that eat poop!! One of our nightly reads is "Everyone Poops" so this was the perfect complement! The book had very tasteful and colorful pictures of dung beetles doing their thing. It highlighted the different way dung beetles break down their food and their importance to the ecosystem. The book did a fabulous job of exemplifying a decomposers job in the food chain. I'd like this book for my 9th Grade Science classroom!
June 24 2011, MB, 4 of 5 stars: Gross and fascinating all at once, this book tells kids everything they ever wanted to know about dung beetles in vivid color. Photographs and fun facts on each page. Includes glossary, index and references to websites and books to learn more.
March 23 2010, JA: This book explains about insects and their poop, what they do with it is shocking. This book is a great tool to use in science. It teaches students about insects and it teaches them about what insect use their poop for. This teaching tool could also be used to help children develop presentation topics. The diagrams and pictures included are a great way to show students what the words are saying. The books that talk about normal bodily functions such as poop show students that is it a normal thing and that all things do it. Including animals and insects. This is a great way to show students science related topics to having fun with talking about poop... in school.