In words and graceful drawings that lend themselves to colouring, the author has chosen insects from various parts of the world whose names begin with the letters of the alphabet. 'A' for example, summons an army of Ants. 'E' is an Elephant Hawk Moth. 'J' introduces the Jewel Beetle. 'P' is the Praying Mantis. 'Q' the Question Mark Butterfly. 'W' wafts the Wasp into our view. All the letters are similarly represented by noteworthy members of the insect world. The text gives concise descriptions, with geographical locations, habits and customary colouration. The drawings are handsome as black-and-white designs, but few will be able to resist colouring them. This book will be welcome for nature study, whether at home, in schools or in libraries.