Hissing cockroaches : cool pets!

by Silverstein, Alvin.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction j 595.7 SI
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
Call Number  j 595.7 SI
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j QL505.7.B4 S55 2011
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  j QL505.7.B4 S55 2011
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection j QL505.7.B4 S55 2011
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  j QL505.7.B4 S55 2011
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 595.728 Sil
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 595.728 Sil
When you think of cockroaches, you probably imagine dirty pests scurrying across the kitchen floor, but many people keep hissing cockroaches as pets. Authors Alvin and Virginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn explain how these large hissing cockroaches behave in the wild and how to keep and care for them as pets. Having such an unusual pet is definitely far-out.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "It takes a special sort of kid to even entertain choosing a giant insect over, say, a puppy or a pony as a pet, and for those kids, this entry in the Far-Out and Unusual Pets series is just the thing to help them make their case before dubious parents. It first explains how hissing cockroaches are different from your garden-variety squashable kind and makes a fairly compelling argument for them as pets: they'll eat just about anything, and their freak-out potential for friends and siblings is through the roof. Other fascinating insights like how a cockroach can live without its head but will eventually starve after a few weeks might provide some temptation for experimentation but should still help advance the cause of hissing-cockroach ownership. Stock photos mostly show close-ups of the insects not doing a whole lot, but a few interspersed cartoon illustrations crank up the fun level. Some basic insect biology helps this book perform double duty as an entry-level science resource.--Chipman, Ian Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Silverstein, Alvin. Far-out and unusual pets.
Subjects Madagascar hissing cockroach -- Juvenile literature.
Cockroaches as pets -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Berkeley Heights, NJ :Enslow Elementary,2011
Contributors Silverstein, Virginia B.
Nunn, Laura Silverstein.
Language English
Description 48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 47) and index.
ISBN 9780766036857
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