New children's insect book launched

Published: 23 April 2010

The Amateur Entomologists' Society (AES) has today launched a new children's book, Basil the Beetle's Scary Adventure.

Launched on the Society's 75th anniversary, at its annual Members' Day at London's Natural History Museum, the book represents the first in a series of a new genre of 'faction' books, aimed at engaging children of primary school age with the natural world.

The book utilises a careful mix of fact and fiction whereby a captivating tale about a beetle is complemented by salient facts about insects and how to keep them as pets. There is also a glossary of carefully selected 'technical' words.

This type of book is a new departure for the Society, which is better known for its range of non-fiction books aimed at entomologists.

Front cover for Basil the Beetle's Scary Adventure

Now available in the AES online shop: Basil the Beetle's Scary Adventure.

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