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Children's Nonfiction Biology

El piojo. Coleccian Animalejos

illustrated by Elise Gravel

Initial publish date
Jun 2022
Recommended Age
6 to 12
Recommended Grade
1 to 7
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2022
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Did you know that only humans can get head lice? Or that these insects feed on blood 5 times a day? Perhaps you've heard that they prefer clean hair...? It's a myth! Find out about their habitat (your head!), anatomy (slightly see-throught) and habits and why if you see one, you should run a mile!

¿Sabías que solo los humanos podemos tener piojos? ¿O que estos insectos se alimentan de sangre 5 veces al día? Quizá conozcas el mito de que prefieren el pelo limpio… ¡no es verdad! Entérate de cómo son, qué comen, cómo viven y entenderás por qué cuando veas uno tienes que… ¡echar a correr!

About the author

ELISE GRAVEL a écrit et illustré une vingtaine d'albums jeunesse. La jeune auteure use d'un humour mordant pour exprimer ses vues et éveiller le sens critique de ses jeunes lecteurs. Elise a remporté le prix du Gouverneur général en 2012 dans la catégorie illustrations pour son livre La clé à molette.



ELISE GRAVEL has won a Governor General's Award for illustration, the Vicky Metcalf Award for Literature for Young People, the Rights and Freedoms Award from the Quebec Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse, two Applied Arts Awards and a Grafika Award. She also was short-listed for Mr. Christie's Book Award. She has written and illustrated over 30 books for children in both French and English including Not Me (Pas moi), Everybody! (Tout le monde! and It's My Body! (C'est mon corps!). Elise lives in Montreal, Quebec.


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Editorial Reviews

Fascinating, funny, and informative. – Growing Book by Book

A great addition to Spanish nonfiction collections for children, providing a solid and fun resource for reports on insects and to further inspire budding entomologists. – School Library Journal

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