Ticks are tiny parasites, but they can cause big problems. Readers discover important information about ticks, including what they look like, how they affect their hosts, and how to stay safe from these dangerous bugs. Readers will also explore basic science curriculum topics, such as life cycles and the relationships between living things. These topics are presented in an engaging way, with plenty of fun facts to learn about these freaky bugs. Close-up photographs of ticks show them in their natural habitats, including on human hosts!