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Bugs abound in this new picture book by author-illustrator team Carol Diggory Shields and Scott Nash.
The stage is set amid the dirt and grass for a contest that will crown one of the book's creatures the bugliest bug of them all. Ladybugs, click beetles, cicadas, and even stink bugs come to the contest to give it their best shot. However, tragedy is about to strike when Dilly, the plain damselfly, notices the judges for the contests aren't insects but rather arachnids in disguise! He jumps into action and gathers all the bugs together. They use their natural bug strengths to defeat the menacing enemies. Without Dilly, all the bugs would have become lunch! Dilly becomes the story's hero and is given the title of the bugliest bug.
Shields' cheerful, rhyming text works just right with Nash's playful, vibrant illustrations. These bugs have teeth and smiles and colorful wings (some even have mustaches). Seen in their natural surroundings, these bugs come to life, whether they are strutting their stuff, stomping out predators, or doing the conga.
An added bonus is a pull-out page of bug trading cards. Each card features one of the colorful characters in the book, with a lifestyle synopsis on back. Great for bug lovers of all ages. (Joy Bean)