"Un cuento de insectos cautivadoramente imaginativo, rico y divertdo." — Reseña Kirkus
"This book is also terrifically funny!" — Maria Jacquetti, PhD.
Ferocious-looking rhino beetles are drawn magnetically to sugarcane and its nectar, and while they are an intrinsic part of the ecosystem, some consider them horrific pests.
Three children form a team and deepen their friendship, while saving the beetles, and at the same time awakening secrets of the Earth's past.
This bilingual book will engage those who are teaching kids to care for the environment. It's an imaginatively rich narrative, replete with values that will touch the heart of children today and in the future.
About the author
Franklin H. Pérez published his first short story titled, "The Adventures of the 3&5 Horned Rhino Beetles," in a New York City literary newspaper in 2009. The story was inspired by his childhood and his son, Sebastian, who inspires him to write from his imagination. Additionally, Franklin has written over 20 children’s books. After earning a B.A. in Liberal Arts from City College (CUNY), Franklin had many odd jobs, including a school family para-professional, licensed real estate professional, driver, and a licensed tour guide of New York City. Through these experiences, he became a jack of all trades. More importantly, these experiences enriched his life and inspired him to write more. Now, Franklin lives in New York. If he's not working on the latest story, you can find him reading, learning a new language, exploring a new travel destination, watching a television series, or imagining flying like his rhino beetles!