I Love Bugs!

I Love Bugs!

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by Emma Dodd
     
 

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Follow a little boy's backyard safari as he shares his love of bugs.

From fly-around-the-light bugs to curl-up-tight bugs, fun springy leapy bugs to slimy creepy crawly bugs, bugs are fun! But the best bugs are hairy bugs, the scary send-me-squealing bugs. With a bouncy rhyming text and colorful collagelike art, this book is perfect for miniscientists

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Follow a little boy's backyard safari as he shares his love of bugs.

From fly-around-the-light bugs to curl-up-tight bugs, fun springy leapy bugs to slimy creepy crawly bugs, bugs are fun! But the best bugs are hairy bugs, the scary send-me-squealing bugs. With a bouncy rhyming text and colorful collagelike art, this book is perfect for miniscientists everywhere.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A small boy with curly hair and a striped T-shirt sings an extended love song to insects, arachnids, arthropods, and more (“I love springy jumpy leapy bugs and slimy crawly creepy bugs”). The boy and the insects are shown closeup, outlined in expressive black ink, their surroundings rendered as flat, graphic greenery. Googly-eyed grasshoppers cavort through grass the boy parts with his hands to reveal slugs and caterpillars crawling across the soil. When his picnic is invaded by wasps who land on his jam sandwich, the boy says he likes them, too: “I love brightly-colored wing bugs and stripy swipey sting bugs.” Most are common species, and young insect fans will be able to name them. But Dodd (Dog's Colorful Day) is less interested in identification than in celebration. Well-meaning parents may offer this to a child who's ambivalent toward creepy-crawlies, and it would be a good choice; the friendly, slightly anxious looks on the faces of several bugs make it clear that they're nervous, too. But it's young enthusiasts who will like it most. Ages 3–5. (Mar.)
Kirkus Reviews
This young narrator loves bugs of all sorts, including several creepy-crawlies that are not bugs or even insects. The child's passion comes across in the punchy adjectives used to describe the plethora of up-close critters that festoon the pages. "I love springy jumpy leapy bugs / and slimy crawly creepy bugs." And which are the best? Why, the ones that send you screaming, of course. While scientists may decry the grouping of spiders and insects under the "bug" heading, they cannot deny the infectiousness of the child's enthusiasm. The large font and easy vocabulary make this a great choice for beginning readers. Even children who don't love bugs (or insects or spiders) should enjoy identifying the many creepy critters between the covers. Dodd once again emplys large colorful ilustrations that fill the pages and give readers a sense of being enclosed in the book right alongside the narrator. Paired with Bob Barner's classic Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! (1999) or Denise Fleming's taxonomically correct Beetle Bop (2007) as a springboard for an adjective lesson or on its own, this is just plain fun. (Picture book. 3-7)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408304716
Publisher:
Orchard Books NY
Publication date:
03/28/2011
Sales rank:
820,359
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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