A tiny creature is busy cleaning her eggs to keep them healthy in her compost heap nest. It's an earwig--one of the few solitary insects that cares for its eggs and young.
This book explains how these secretive insect super moms live and raise their families. Readers will also discover lots of other cool stuff: What do earwigs eat? How do females defend their nests from big hungry predators? And how did this little creature get its icky name?
After reading, put your knowledge to the test with a simple science project.