Bugs!

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Rare beyond compare
Is caterpillar hair.
Take a tweezers, yank it,
Weave yourself a blanket.

From cooking crickets at a barbecue to riding spiders at the rodeo, David Greenberg's companion to Slugs and Skunks has no shortage of uses for all types of creepy crawlies. David's gross-out humor and addictive ...

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Overview

Rare beyond compare
Is caterpillar hair.
Take a tweezers, yank it,
Weave yourself a blanket.

From cooking crickets at a barbecue to riding spiders at the rodeo, David Greenberg's companion to Slugs and Skunks has no shortage of uses for all types of creepy crawlies. David's gross-out humor and addictive rhymes will have bug lovers and bug haters alike laughing out loud at this hilarious picture book.

Celebrates the disgusting and horrible things you can do with a bunch of bugs.

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Editorial Reviews

Horn Book
"Irresistibly repulsive...evokes delicious shudders of disgust."
Bulletin of the Center of Children's Books
"Whether read alone or read aloud, this is repulsively fun poetry."
Rolling Stone
"If you're going to read but one book this summer, make it Slugs."
American Bookseller
"You can't beat this book for sheer hilarity. I know it's gross. That's the best part!"
New York Times
Praise for Slugs:

"An atrociously funny guidebook geared to churn your intestines."

From the Publisher
"Tasty, crunchy, squishy—kids will eat this up."—Horn Book

"Whether read alone or read aloud, this is repulsively fun poetry."—Bulletin of the Center of Children's Books

Praise for Slugs:

"An atrociously funny guidebook geared to churn your intestines."—New York Times

"Irresistibly repulsive...evokes delicious shudders of disgust."—Horn Book

"If you're going to read but one book this summer, make it Slugs."—Rolling Stone

"You can't beat this book for sheer hilarity. I know it's gross. That's the best part!"—American Bookseller

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Greenberg Slugs once again indulges a child's delight in yuckiness, this time with bugs e.g., instead of putting slugs in a blender, this time Greenberg advises grinding stink bugs in a pepper mill. For dinner he suggests that "praying mantis pizza/ Is a culinary must," or, for the not so faint of heart, "try millipedes for dental floss,/ Feel them scrape away the moss." Like Slugs, Bugs ends with the cunning victims turning the tables, and pinning the erstwhile hero to the wall in a permanent Human Being Collection. While Greenberg's distinctive, outr humor and plot in both books are similar, Munsinger's The Tale of Custard the Dragon clever illustrations take a different tack, focusing the action on a single perplexed, cheerful boy and his adoring terrier. In one climactic spread, "Bugs with pincers, claws, and hair,/ Bugs much fiercer than a bear", an army of bugs in sci-fi proportion pursue the outsized grizzly who's after the boy and the tail of his terrier in a diagonal chase across the pages. Throughout, the boy possesses an innocence that belies the text. But by its conclusion, young bugwatchers will be wise to the grossly fun puns though they may think twice before barbecuing spit bugs. Ages 4-8. Sept.
Publishers Weekly
BUGS! David T. Greenberg, illus. by Lynn Munsinger. "Greenberg once again indulges a child's delight in yuckiness with bugs, accompanied by Munsinger's clever illustrations," said PW. Ages 4-8. (Apr.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
This book about insects is written in poetic form with cleverly chosen vocabulary. The book explores the different things that can be done to bugs. Bugs can be cooked, trained, ground up, and eaten. Then the author changes perspective and suggests what bugs might do to us. Although bugs can be very fascinating creatures, this book will probably make readers scrunch up their noses and stick out their tongues. In fact, it probably wouldn't be a good idea for anyone who does not enjoy, well, vomiting, to read this book. The artwork is colorful, creative, and has just as much description as the writing, which makes the ideas even more unappealing! While using some cartoon-like qualities for the humans, the artist drew very accurate details on the insects. This is a humorous book, but some young children might find it disturbing. The book would appeal most to boys who enjoy grossing out their parents. 2002 (orig. 1997), Little Brown and Company, Ages 4 to 8.
— Emily Leising
School Library Journal
K-Gr 4Nonsense rhymes celebrate an invasion of bugs and suggest myriad outlandish uses to which they might be put. Stringing fireflies to light up Christmas trees; making a butterfly bracelet, a beetle brooch, and an earwig nose ring; and using spider webs for tissues and millipedes for dental floss are some of the far-out ideas. Revolting foods "Praying mantis pizza/Is a culinary must/With lots of extra maggots/And a daddy longlegs crust" should bring shudders of disgust to young readers who devour the repulsive. Whimsical watercolor drawings capture the gross humor.Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316355766
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 409,256
  • Age range: 1 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.12 (d)

Meet the Author

David Greenberg was born in Brooklyn, NY, went to Reed College, and lives in the Northwest. He and his wife Susan preside over a recombined family of four, Sam, Evan, Alexandra, and Jane (who has four legs and a tail and will happily eat off the floor or table or even the street itself). With the exception of one historical novel (A Tugging String), David has written poetry picture books exclusively, most with LB, but with FSG, Dutton, and Bantam as well. Titles include, Slugs, Bugs!, Skunks!, Snakes!, Whatever Happened to Humpty Dumpty?, Enchanted Lions, among many. He is director of the Oregon Coast Children's Book Writers Workshop (www.occbww.com) and Publish a Picture Book, Intensive Online Course ( www.publishapicturebook.com). He visits schools nationally and around the world to read from his works and teach writing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2012

    Check it out before giving as a gift!

    Cute story written in rhyme. Could scare young kids or kids already afraid of bugs. Older kids will find it humorous. . . bugs in underpants always gets a laugh!

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  • Posted January 18, 2010

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    Grandson loves this book.

    What a fun book! My 6 year old grandson loves bugs. He asks to read this book (with help) every time he comes to visit. The illustrations are super.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2009

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    One of the best bug books ever.

    I am a connoisseur of bug and insect books of all sorts and this is one of the best I've ever read. It's unique, weird, and interesting. My 7-year-old nephew couldn't get enough of it. I read it to him and it helped him want to read. Teaches truthfulness about insects along with attractive silliness and wit.

    Loved it, recommend to kids of ALL ages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2004

    Bugtacular Book!!!!

    This book is fun to read and my preschool children absolutely love it!!! They can't get enough and will sit and listen to it all day long if I read it all day long. Great, humorous illustrations and rhymes that helps them learn and love poetry .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2004

    A Fun/Nasty Book with awesome illustrations!

    My 2 1/2 year old grabbed this book at the library. He often dreams of bugs/snakes in his bed so I hesitated reading it to him, for fear it would cause more nighmares. He insisted though. I was pretty grosed out at first but he loved it, letting me know that HE did not want to eat bugs however. My 3 1/2 year old loves it as well. I am getting it for my younger son's 'Bug Theme' Birthday Party, a perfect gift!

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