I love Steve Jenkins’ books. He is my most favourite nonfiction children’s author. My students and I first fell in love with his Actual Size books and fabulous collages. His books are excellent read alouds.
Here is his latest book, this one is all about beetles.
This book just screams PRINTMAKING to me. Read the book, pick your favourite beetle. Using card or tag board, cut out main parts and glue onto rectangular piece of card stock. Leave small gaps between the parts. Add smaller details on top, such as shell patterns etc. Roll a brayer with block printing ink, roll on, press onto large paper. Repeat with different colours.