“This is another book about the natural world by the same author who wrote The Wonder World of Ants, Cats, Turtles, and Starlings. Always filled with fascinating details from nature, his books enrich people’s lives with insights into the smaller worlds around us. Though this book follows suit, it is disappointing because there aren’t as many illustrations as the others. Still, for youngsters, ages nine to twelve, needing to use actual books, and not the internet, for science projects, this book is exceptionally good. How grasshoppers’ legs work, how they grow, what the difference is between katydids and crickets and other similar insects are all explained in this easy-to-read book.”
      —“Book Chat,” Enchantment