This book is a prime example of the problem with buying a book sight unseen!! It may be suitable for an 8 year old but that is about it. There are several issues. First the list of supplies needed is unrealistic: one dry poppy seed pod, one old metal spoon, one dried macadamia nut,one glass carafe stopper, one metal madeleine cake mold, one hazelnut, two large pine cone scales, one 2 inch fishing float, one cocoanut bract one old tin plated ladle, etc. A person is lucky if they can make one bug with out going on a scavenger hunt!! A second issue is the lack of detail and care in the construction of the bugs: a walking stick is formed by wrapping 4 pieces of wire around a stick!!! If the bugs were tiny, the detail would be appropriate but they are huge!! (I could not tell this by looking at the listing). Really a poor choice for a craftsman but maybe ok for elementary school. Just be aware of what you are getting. I have been disappointed with my amazon purchases a few times in the past but this is the first time I have been tempted to return the book!!