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Cockroach (Bug Books) by Karen Hartley

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Published by Heinemann .
Written in English


  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 4-8 Fiction,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 4-8 Nonfiction,
  • Children: Grades 1-2,
  • Animals - Insects, Spiders, etc.

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8398254M
ISBN 101403483094
ISBN 109781403483096

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