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Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!


Bold colors and lively rhyming text combine to make this eye-catching picture book a bug lover's delight. The text's simplicity will keep little ones engaged - "Butterflies that flutter in the sky/Spotted ladybugs that go creeping by" - and the Bug-O-Meter (a chart that answers questions such as "Can it fly" and "Where does it live?") is a device that older children will really enjoy. The vivid colors and bold shapes in Barner's collage illustrations will show well in a story-time setting. (Reading Level: Grade K-2)

"PreSchool budding entomologists will fly to this book like bees to honey. In language simple enough to appeal to toddlers, the whimsical rhyming text describes buzzing bees, fuzzy caterpillars, hopping grasshoppers, fluttering butterflies, and curly roly-poly bugs. The cut-paper collage illustrations vibrate with color, showing a busy world full of big-eyed, smiling insects that seem ready to crawl off the page. The book ends with actual-sized illustrations of the creatures and a "Bug-O-Meter" that lists a few of their characteristics, such as where they live and how many legs they have. PreSchool teachers can pair this book with Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar for a fun way to teach simple facts about insects. The bright colors and easy text will be a hit at storytime. Start saving egg cartons and pipe cleaners for insect-related crafts." Oakland Public Library, CA

BTW: Click on the words on the last screen to hear them pronounced.

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