Please Don't Bite Me!: Insects that Buzz, Bite and Sting (Hardcover)
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Mosquitos, wasps, flies and fleas... Buzzing, biting, and causing irritating lumps on your skin. But what if there is more to these irritating insects than meets the eye?
Everyone has been bitten by a mosquito, stung by a wasp or had something itchy hiding in their hair. But how much do you actually know about these annoying insects? Ever wondered how mosquitoes find you? Or how wasps can build nests up to 16 feet wide? Or how fleas can jump 150 times their own height?
These questions and more are answered in this book that explores the lives of some of the most irritating buzzing, biting and stinging insects. Teaching readers that perhaps these pesky insects might not be so bad after all.
About the Author
Dr. Nazzy Pakpour is a queer Iranian-American mother of two witty and wonderful kids. She grew up and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Dr. Pakpour loves bugs of all varieties, whether they are six-legged or microscopic. She received her Bachelors of Science in Entomology from the University of California Davis and her PhD in Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology from University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Pakpour loves teaching and worked for a number of years as a professor before moving to the biotech sector. She currently works as a scientist at Novozymes where she researches how to use microbes to build a more sustainable future.
Owen Davey is a freelance illustrator, living and working from Leicester, UK. He graduated with a First Class Degree in Illustration from Falmouth University and his work has since been published in every continent except Antarctica, including picture books in UK, America, Australia, Germany, France, Portugal, China & Korea. He has also worked for some impressive clients including the New York Times, Microsoft, and Orange.
"A brilliant non-fiction book filled with fascinating facts about insects that live with us in our daily life. A visual delight of stunning illustrations with an exquisite color palette."
—Tania García, illustrator of Toxic: The World's Deadliest Creatures
"Hold on to your pupae! This book will have you itching and scratching your way to entomological enlightenment. "
—Philip Bunting, creator of The World’s Most Pointless Animals