Easy-to-read text, bright, colorful design, and oversized, close-up photos bring readers into the wonderful world of grasshoppers! This book describes a grasshopper's body parts, eating habits, habitats, and defense mechanisms. Covered in detail is the grasshopper's life cycle, as the insect changes from egg to nymph to adult. Readers will learn about the grasshopper's unique ability to jump with incredible power. Also covered is the grasshopper's way of "singing" to other grasshoppers. The book concludes with the contribution and importance of grasshoppers to the natural world. Labeled diagrams help readers understand a grasshopper's body parts and life cycle. Other features include a table of contents, fun facts throughout, a question-and-answer page, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Group.