Big Bug, Little Bug: A Book of Opposites

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A playful book of opposites filled with bugs of all shapes, sizes, and colors with a massive pop-up on the last spread!

With lively oversized illustrations, BIG BUG, LITTLE BUG is a book of opposites, focusing on bugs of all different shapes, sizes, and colors as they creep, crawl, and fly through the sturdy pages, culminating in a tremendous pop-up on the last spread!

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Overview


A playful book of opposites filled with bugs of all shapes, sizes, and colors with a massive pop-up on the last spread!

With lively oversized illustrations, BIG BUG, LITTLE BUG is a book of opposites, focusing on bugs of all different shapes, sizes, and colors as they creep, crawl, and fly through the sturdy pages, culminating in a tremendous pop-up on the last spread!

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Stickland compares and contrasts friendly cartoon bugs that feel a bit like two-dimensional, less developed versions of the characters in the film A Bug's Life. Single-word antonyms and phrases appear in playful, black font: on a hot pink spread, one pill bug ("hard bug") pushes another one that's rolled into a ball, opposite a "soft bug," a cross between a caterpillar and a slug. Some bugs "wriggle by day," and some "fly by night," but in the end they appear together in a dramatic pop-up. Energetic colors and bold, bright shapes should hit the spot for the preschool crowd. Ages 2–4. (Jan.)
Children's Literature - Eleanor Heldrich
At 10 ?" wide by 9 ?" tall this is a fairly large book for a small child to handle. That clearly makes it a floor book, 21" opened on the rug. The pictures of real and imaginary insects are large, but not threatening. The big 15" cherry red bug on the first page is looking down with friendly curiosity at a 2" blue bug on the lower right side of the page that seems similarly curious. While not at first obvious, the words of the book rhyme. Two bugs of equal size examine each other on a two-page spread entitled "Stripes and spots." These are followed by a "Hard bug" and a "soft bug," and on the next spread, "One bug," which is a single ladybug, and "lots," which turns out to be sixteen of them. This doggerel is followed by "Underground, above ground, Black and white, Wiggle by day, fly by night." The next-to-the-last double-page spread reveals a long line of colorful bugs of various sizes crawling above and below a green stick. "Bugs all sizes, short and tall, rainbow colored..."—turn the page to find a huge pop-up of bugs crowded onto a sunflower, "Look at us...all!" Children will love the hard bug that can roll itself into a circle and the yellow snail in a pink and red striped shell. Even the ants are attractive! Everyone can choose his or her favorite bug. Reviewer: Eleanor Heldrich
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545253802
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Pages: 20
  • Sales rank: 879,511
  • Age range: 2 - 4 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Paul Stickland has illustrated many children’s books over the last 30 years, including the bestselling book, Dinosaur Roar.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2013

    Most pages a little disappointing, would not recommend

    Except for the elaborate last pop-out page, the remaining pages are a bit disappointing as the "opposites" are not that obvious and the bugs/insects are not identified. The last page does not really summarize, (it actually presents new bugs) or make a clear connection to the opposite theme of the book. Not a good "teaching" book.

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