Discover why cicadas are all the BUZZ. Every year, annual cicadas emerge and pierce the air with their buzzing calls. Also every year, at least one brood of thirteen-year or seventeen-year cicadas emerges in some part of the eastern or central United States. In the spring of 2011, a giant brood will hatch in parts of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Just in time, renowned author Laurence Pringle and accomplished nature illustrator Meryl Henderson have created the most complete, comprehensive book for kids about these noisy but harmless insects. This is the story of an insect that deserves to be protected.