The Genius of Bugs, Paperback / softback Book

The Genius of Bugs Paperback / softback


A new, fresh take on the world of bugs, inspired by the blockbuster science exhibition Bug Lab, brought to Wellington this summer by Te Papa and Weta Workshop.

Illustrated with up-close, dramatic bug photography throughout, The Genius of Bugs is filled with bug tales, facts and figures that showcase bug ingenuity and reveal astounding bug behaviour.

Featuring New Zealand and international examples, children will be entranced by these inspiring bugs and remarkable recent discoveries about their genius.

Meet a roll call of some of the worlds most incredible bugs from the sneaky portia spider to the killer brain-surgeon jewel wasp, to New Zealands king of the creepies, the weta.

Discover amazing bug behaviour around the themes of: fearsome bug weapons; precision engineering; scams and deceptions; awesome teamwork.

Has a companion activity book for sale separately. Shortlisted for the 2017 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults in the Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction category.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 32 pages, colour photos
  • Publisher: Te Papa Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Wildlife (Children's/YA)
  • ISBN: 9780994136213



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