How do you get a five year old interested in collecting insects? Easy, you give them a copy of this book sometime in the 1980s. My copy came from a sale at a school library.
There isn’t really much in it about insects, just these two pages, but it was enough to start to get me hooked. I remember reading though the book many times over the summer and trying some of the experiments described inside.
The illustrations were by Bernard West.
I dug out an old school book, from way back when I was 8-ish. Here’s a look at the random stuff I wrote about back then.
I was an electronics geek even back then…
And a consummate storyteller.
I hadn’t quite grasped the finer points of evolution though.
And while I now love spiders, I still can’t quite bring myself to look at a centipede without a shudder.