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||I'm Rachel Scott, Bugs Beyond Belief, But I'll
"Good morning, boys and girls. I'm Rachel Scott, the host of Bugs Beyond Belief
. Today I have here one of the most common insects around. Even though he's common, he's still very interesting. His name is Gene, and he's a grasshopper. Good morning, Gene."
"Morning, Rachel. You're right that we're very common. In fact, boys and girls all over the world know about grasshoppers. That's because we live almost everywhere."
"Yes. We don't live near the North and South poles."
"Why not? Is it too cold for grasshoppers there?"
"Actually, it's because there's no food there. No grasshopper food, anyway."
"And what exactly do grasshoppers like to eat?"
"We love plants, leaves especially. Show me a grasshopper and I'll show you someone who loves to snack on a leaf. I promise."
"Is that true of all grasshoppers? I understand there are thousands of different kinds of grasshoppers."Paragraphs 10 to 22:
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