Chances are that just under a nearby rock, you'll spot a roly-poly pill bug. Encourage a child to take a close look, and introduce a fascinating creature. Gently pick it up and watch as it rolls into a ball and unrolls to take a walk. This cousin to lobsters and crabs sheds its crusty skin and will tickle your hand with its 14 (count 'em!) wiggly legs. The book will inspire elementary-age children to experience the enchantment of everyday phemena such as pill bugs --
Emily Morgan is an author-educator who knows how to connect with children both intellectually and emotionally. A former elementary and middle school teacher, she coauthors the series Picture-Perfect Science and the Teaching Through Trade Books column in Science and Children, NSTA s elementary-level journal, and is the author of the Next Time You See series from NSTA Press.