Phoebe~The Praying Mantis

by Lenni Howell



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/30/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781477228319
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781477228326

About the Book

A unique story about a relationship and sweet friendship developed between a female praying mantis and a male carpenter ant. Phoebe and Tommy explore and accept each other's differences in the insect world for a summer season. Understanding, acceptance and support are described in the story through friendly, innocent dialogue and exploration between the insects. This story will enhance a child's awareness of a praying mantis, as many children have never seen one. Sadly, the population has been reduced by environmental factors. It is presented with a non-scientific approach, but accurate enough to educate children about the existence of praying mantis.

About the Author

I have always enjoyed writing and took various creative writing courses while in High School. I also won a writing contest for a local Nursing Consortium about the trauma death of a young child. My husband and I developed a "relationship" with a praying mantis several summers ago. It was a very special and interesting experience, thus my inspiration in creating this story. A juvenile format was chosen to capture the interest of young children. I live in Ohio on a four acre plot and enjoy gardening. I have been in the Nursing field for many years.