2018 Finalist: Children's Science Picture Book

My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis, by Paul Meisel. Holiday House, 2017.


This book is an entertaining, first-person narrative of the five-month life cycle of praying mantises. The narrator, P. Mantis, starts her story by emerging from the egg case with her 150 brothers and sisters and goes on to shedding her skin and avoiding predators.