If insects could talk, what could they teach about themselves and us?
Insects have plenty to say in Bugs@Play: Puppet Shows in which Insects Confront People-Sized Problems.
The book is written by Ann Blum, a former staff member of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government and current volunteer at the State Botanical Garden.
Bugs@ Play introduces a variety of insect characters-from a harried ant queen to an obstinate mosquito and overeducated bess beetle-who want to explain their lives and problems.
Some of the plays concern identifying insects from other invertebrates and each other. Others focus on how insects develop and how they behave as they face everyday challenges.
A percentage of sale proceeds goes to the State Botanical Garden.