Jeremy and the Beetle Takedown

Category: Children-Educational
Author: Sallana Brown
Publisher: SunGate Publishing
Publication Date: November 15, 2023
Number of Pages: 49
ISBN-10: 1962245012
ISBN-13: 978-1962245012
ASIN: 1962245012

Jeremy and the Beetle Takedown by Sallana Brown is a delightful children's book that combines adventure, education, and environmental awareness in a captivating story. The book follows Jeremy and his friends as they embark on a mission to save the ash trees in a nearby forest from the invasive Emerald Ash Borer Beetles. The story begins with the children in science class, where they are introduced to the fascinating world of entomology—the study of insects. The author does an excellent job of making science engaging and relatable for young readers. Jeremy's enthusiasm for insects and his eagerness to learn are contagious, making him a relatable and likable protagonist for children.

The illustrations are colorful and they tell a story of their own. The vibrant and detailed artwork brings the story to life, allowing readers to visualize the insects, trees, and the natural world that Jeremy and his friends explore. The illustrations effectively complement the text, making the book visually appealing and engaging. As the children encounter the Emerald Ash Borer Beetles, the story introduces the concept of invasive species and their impact on the environment. Through Jeremy's knowledge of entomology and teamwork with his friends, young readers are exposed to important lessons about the balance of nature and the importance of protecting native species.

The book also emphasizes the value of problem-solving and critical thinking as the children work together to find a solution to the beetle infestation. It encourages children to use their knowledge and creativity to address real-world environmental challenges. The themes of conservation, teamwork, and the wonders of the natural world resonate throughout the book. As the children take action to protect the ash trees, they learn about the importance of caring for our environment and the role they can play in preserving it. Jeremy and the Beetle Takedown is not only an entertaining story but also an educational tool that introduces young readers to science, entomology, and environmental awareness in an accessible and engaging way. Sallana Brown's book is a valuable addition to children's literature, offering both entertainment and valuable lessons about the world around us. It encourages curiosity, empathy, and a sense of responsibility for the environment, making it an excellent choice for children. 

Reviewed By: Kim Calderon


Date: November 27, 2023

Children's Books