As a child, artist Christopher Marley was afraid of bugs! But now he travels the world to study them, collect them, and arrange them into dazzling works of art. You’ll find twenty-two of his insect images in this coloring book. They are shown as small reproductions on the inside front and back covers. You can have fun creating insect art, too, by copying the colors as arranged by Christopher Marley or by using your own favorite colors. Each drawing is accompanied by a question about the insects—the answers are printed upside down on the back of this page.
The last page of this book is blank so that you can draw and color your own insect picture. Perhaps it will be one you have seen in your neighborhood or in your school yard. Or it may be a fantastic creature that crawls or flies out of your vivid imagination!
Sample page caption
These are all beetles except for one that is considered a true bug—can you guess which one it is? (Hint: True bugs, unlike beetles, have no moving mouth parts and therefore cannot bite or chew. They feed through a stiff “straw” called a proboscis.)