Every spring Mr. Ng his students praying mantises to take home and care for. At a certain time each year, students are milling about with insects in jars and looking in the library for books to read about their new companions. Last year, we couldn’t find any praying mantis books on the shelves. Not one. So this year, after much searching, I finally found one. A simple one, sure, but finally we have at least this one.