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Wednesday 2 November 2022

Review: Wonderful Wasps

Explore the world of wasps, with Wonderful Wasps from Katrina Germein and Suzanne Houghton.

This brilliant non-fiction picture book takes flight with a range of Australian wasps, including introduced species like the European wasp and a variety of native wasps, like spider and paper wasps.

Learn about their size and appearance, their role as sky pollinators and their connections to other Australian animals.

This is a great non-fiction book for junior readers. The information is delivered through rhyming story, and each page is filled to the brim with stunning and detailed illustrations to help guide understanding. Then, at the back of the book, go deep and explore the detailed facts about all the wasp species mentioned in the book. There’s also a glossary at the end to help with definitions.

I love how accessible this book is. It can be read both to kids and by kids, making it a great one for school libraries. I also love the focus on native animals and plants, shining an important light on the beauty and importance of our native insects.

This book is truly wonderful!  

Teachers notes are available from the publisher’s website. 

Title: Wonderful Wasps
Author: Katrina Germein
Illustrator: Suzanne Houghton
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing, $24.99
Publication Date: November 2022
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781486315734
For ages: 3 - 8
Type: Picture Book, Junior Non-Fiction