Biography: Dennis Kunkel Ph.D. is an award-winning photomicrographer whose images appear worldwide in print, film, and electronic media. his images have illustrated two books, MicroAliens: Dazzling Journeys with an Electron Microscope (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) and Hidden Worlds: Looking Through a Scientist's Microscope (Houghton Mifflin). He lives in Kailua, Hawaii.
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As children play hide-and-seek on a hot summer night, a mosquito, Culex pipiens, hides and seeks as well. She must find food—blood—to nourish the eggs in her body. Black-and-white photos relate the children’s hide-and-seek story line, while astonishing colorized photographs taken with an electron microscope give close-up views of Culex and her world.
“Each page in Mosquito Bite will forever change the way readers view mosquitoes!”
— NSTA Recommends
“Posed against black backgrounds that really bring out the color and detail, Kunkel’s ultraclose-ups of bristly insect wings and heads, of diatoms, dead skin and red blood cells, make irresistible eye candy—rendered even more fascinating by Siy’s clear, specific descriptions and explanations.”
— Kirkus Reviews
Nine kids discover nine different reasons for sneezing -- from allergens and dust mites to bright light and viruses. Incredible micrographs magnify the tiny sneeze-inducing irritants, as well as human nerves and neurons, 400 to 222,220 times larger than life.
"[C]hatty and inviting... This is a unique selection."
— School Library Journal, starred review
"[T]his offering has it all - from explosive humor and drama to fascinating pictures, precise and clearly presented information, useful backmatter and a topic that touches on a universal experience."
— Kirkus Reviews, starred review