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Heads and Tails: Insects


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You can only see my tail but can you guess what insect I am? "Heads and Tails: Insects" is a playful follow up book to the popular "Heads and Tails" (Winner of the Speech Pathology birth - 3 year old category and CBCA Notable 2018).

At first we can only see the insects tails. Some clues help us try to identify each insect as we learn more about each one. Now, can you guess the insect that each tail belongs to before they are revealed once the page is turned?

Children will be drawn into a process of discovery for a fun and rewarding reading experience.

*Children's Book Council Australia Notable 2019
*Winner Best International Picture Book at the Chen Bochui International Children’s Literature Awards (CICLA) in China.

This smartly designed picture book holds up a magnifying glass to the amazing insect world in our midst and makes a merry game of discovering who's who and what's what there. --Leonard S. Marcus
This is a great example of a beautiful artbook for young readers, from the end papers all the way through ... the book asks young readers to engage in answering questions about insects, using visual and verbal clues provided by Canty, and then predict each insect before turning the page for the answer. It’s stunningly illustrated, with a classical and understated elegance of design, a mix of ethereal watercolour and highly-detailed scientific-like illustration. ABC Central Victoria review
Educational, playful and beautiful to behold, Heads and Tails: Insects by John Canty is a perfect introduction to the amazing world of bugs. Winner of the Speech Pathology Australia book awards, the text is direct and encourages participation. Canty's delicate watercolour illustrations accurately capture all the beauty and detail of a wide variety of creepy crawlies. The Age
Canty's has successfully given this timeless and popular topic an engaging and fresh feel. Head and Tail Insects will delight and engage a new generation of budding entomologists. Kids' Book Review

“There is much enjoyment to be had in a guessing book for the young. When executed well, it engenders children’s innate sense of curiosity and delight in accumulating knowledge. John Canty’s Heads and Tails Insects does exactly this, taking it up a level from what is often published in this category.”
Magpies Magazine

“This wonderful interactive guessing picture book is perfect for young readers…..Beautifully presented, this large format book invites and encourages audience participation while sharing useful and interesting information about each insect”. Reading Time

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