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Bug Butts
ISBN: 978-0979745508
Cite: 298663 with citation markup [cite:298663]

Finally, the insects win!
Although insects may make up more than 80% of the world's identified species, an insect book has never won the Animal Behavior Society's Outstanding Children's Book Award -- until now!

Bug Butts is the 2010 winner of the ABS award! From blowing bubbles to shooting poop, Bug Butts reveals many of the amazing things the world's insects do with this under-appreciated part of their anatomy!

In class testing with over 232 elementary-school students throughout the United States, children selected Bug Butts as their clear favorite among four finalist books selected by members of the ABS Outstanding Children’s Book Award Committee.

More information can be found out about ABS at

Believe it or not, this is an actual book!
As it certainly has an unusual title, I thought I would add a brief description, as well as a functional link to view the book...

Editorial review from
From blowing bubbles to shooting poop, the world's insects do amazing things with their butts. Discover the wild and weird ways insects use their butts to avoid predators. Spittlebugs blow bubbles from their butts and hide under them, while some caterpillars shoot their poop far from their bodies to throw poop-searching wasps off their trail. Ants and beetles spray acid from their butts into the faces of predators, while some caterpillars and larvae build hide-outs with their poop to keep predators away. Insects also use pheromones from their butts to communicate with friends, relatives, and enemies. Still other insects say thank you for protecting me by sharing their high-sugar poop. And speaking of poop, some termites and roaches feed their children their poop to give them the microorganisms they will need to help digest wood. Illustrated by a PhD biologist in a playful yet scientifically accurate style and tech edited by a PhD entomologist, Bug Butts combines the best of real science and real fun. Includes glossary, index, and anatomy appendix.

Dawn Cusick (Author)
Dr. Timothy Forrest (Editor)
Dr. Haude Levesque (Illustrator)

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