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Bugs: Pop-up Creepy Crawlers Face to Face
     

Bugs: Pop-up Creepy Crawlers Face to Face

by Sally Hewitt, Chris Gilvan-Cartwright (Illustrator)
 

All sorts of creepy, crawly creatures assume larger-than-life proportions when it comes to capturing the fascination of children. In this oversize volume, giant scorpions, a praying mantis, and more pop right off the pages, jiggling and wiggling their way to life brandishing claws, stingers, pincers, and more. Bold illustrations and accompanying rhyming text will

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All sorts of creepy, crawly creatures assume larger-than-life proportions when it comes to capturing the fascination of children. In this oversize volume, giant scorpions, a praying mantis, and more pop right off the pages, jiggling and wiggling their way to life brandishing claws, stingers, pincers, and more. Bold illustrations and accompanying rhyming text will intrigue budding young naturalists.

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Publishers Weekly
A swarm of bug-related books hits bookstores this spring. Nightmarishly fantastic creatures burst from the pages of Pop-Up Bugs: Creepy Crawlers Face to Face by Sally Hewitt, illus. by Chris Gilvan-Cartwright. These in-your-face pop-ups confront readers in the form of menacing tarantulas waving hairy legs, scorpions with claws extended and wasps that leap out, mandibles and proboscises waving. Accompanying text is equally creepy: "If you feel on your skin/ A sharp tongue like a pin,/ Then you are probably facing... a mosquito!" Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
The sub-title on this large (9 1/2" x 12") pop-up book is "creepy crawlers face to face," and they mean it! Each of the six double-page spreads offers an enormous face, often with feelers and legs, of one of the world's most frightening insects. It starts off with a tarantula and winds down with a praying mantis. All of the pop-ups, even the mosquito, are larger than a child's head; but the first one, the tarantula, is the scariest because it falls out of the book—out and down—toward the reader. Each insect rates its own verse; this one for instance: "If thin legs scuttle over your fingers/If two antler-like jaws grab your nose/If a strong, armored back/Looks all shiny and black/ Then you are probably facing...a STAG BEETLE!" In every way, this is a quality book. 2004, Abrams, Ages 4 up.
—Eleanor Heldrich

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810950320
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2011
Pages:
12
Product dimensions:
9.75(w) x 12.00(h) x 1.25(d)
Age Range:
1 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Sally Hewitt has written many books for children on science and nature. She lives in Great Britain.

 

Chris Gilvan-Cartwright studied at St. Martin’s School of Art, London, and has a postgraduate degree in fine art painting from the Krakow Academy of Fine Art, in Poland. Booklist called his work “vivid”; it has won many awards and has been exhibited internationally. He lives in Great Britain.

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