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Murderous Mosquitoes

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The whiny buzz of a mosquito is a familiar sound, as is the insect's red, itchy bite. However, did you know that a mosquito bite can be deadly? A young nurse named Dawn Dubsky became deathly ill after a mosquito bit her. She was so sick, doctors had to take drastic measures to save her. Read Dawn's harrowing tale of survival, and learn all about mosquitoes and the deadly diseases they carry in this engrossing narrative nonfiction book for young readers.

Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 3
BISACS JNF003120, JNF051150, JNF003000
Genre Narrative Nonfiction
Copyright 2019
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Bugged Out! The World's Most Dangerous Bugs
Language English
ISBN 9781642801668, 9781642802351, 9781642803044
Title Format Reinforced book, Unlimited Access eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 614.4'323
ATOS Reading Level 5.4
Guided Reading Level O
Lexile Reading Level 870
AR Quiz Number 501124
Author Meish Goldish

Garland Independent School District Review of Murderous Mosquitoes

This book is part of the “Bugged Out: The World’s Most Dangerous Bugs” book series; there are currently five other books in this series. This book sparked my interest from the very first page and the suspense continued throughout the entire book. It begins with the story of a nurse vacationing in Ghana and her ignoring a small mosquito bite she got on her leg while walking through the forest. Later you learn about her struggle to survuve and the trauma her body went throughwhile trying to recover from malaria. After the opening story, the book takes the reader into high-interest and lesser known facts about mosquitoes and the various diseases they may carry. The book is filled with fabulous pictures and uses those pictures to explain some of the scientific vocabulary found in the book. After reading this short book, I found myself checking mosquito-borne disease facts on the Internet and even exploring the linked websites on the last page. It is truly a remarkably well-written nonfiction book and would make a great addition to any elementary collection. – Amy Hubschman

Bookworm for Kids Blog Review of Murderous Mosquitoes

Bug fans and biology aces are going to be thrilled by these pages and gain a little more respect for a very tiny insect.

Mosquitoes rule in this book, but it’s not their harmless biology which takes the spotlight. Mosquitoes can be very dangerous and should not be underestimated. After a quick Table of Contents to help young researchers find sought after information more quickly, the first pages dive into the story of a woman, who was bitten by a mosquito and soon fought for her life as she battled malaria. The book grabs attention right away, and not the kind which more sensitive readers will appreciate. But then, malaria is not a nice disease.

While a mosquitoes’ habitat, basic biology and living facts are explained, it’s the diseases which they carry and the dangers that come with it, which keeps these pages turning. Each page holds about one paragraph of text, which is laid out for readers who have a pretty good handle on reading (ages 7 and up). It’s written in an interesting way, keeping boredom at bay while bringing across very interesting facts. Colorful and clear photographs accompany every page, allowing readers to get a glimpse at the reality and helping the information gain more clarity. To spruce things up, explanations as well as extra tidbits are sprinkled among the photos.

At the end of the book, a few more diseases not explored more closely are mentioned, followed by a more detailed glossary of the terminology, and ending with an index, bibliography, hints of where to find more information, and a website which discusses mosquitoes.

Author/Illustrator biography
Glossary of key words
Online learning supplement
Primary-source text
Sources for further research
Suggested websites
Table of contents
Full-color photographs

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