Young children are fascinated by living creatures and the theme of this title is a way of broadening their knowledge of the world around them. The cross-curricular activities in this book focus on five familiar minibeasts: ladybirds, snails, worms, spiders and butterflies. The book also includes photocopiable activity sheets and ideas for displays and assemblies. A topic web shows how the activities help to prepare children for both the National Curriculum and Scottish 5-14 National Guidelines. There is also a lively anthology section of photocopiable stories, poems and songs all based on the minibeasts theme.