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Aphids (Blastoff! Readers: World of Insects)

Aphids - Colleen Sexton Very good photographs, but this is token representation of a topic Scholastic knows needs to be covered by someone. The text gives all the most important facts, corresponding well with the images.

The thing that is clearly missing is what aphids are actually about. They destroy plants, have a symbiotic relationship based on giving candy to ants, and get eaten by ladybugs. Is that it for aphids?

There must be some other way to link these to the circle of life? Or some compelling storyline. I like the fact that the ants protect aphids from ladybugs when the aphids are making them honeydew. It's kind of a mafioso thing. That's what the story should be.

Thanks for getting this book for me, Lu!