I Love Bugs!

I Love Bugs!

by Philemon Sturges, Shari Halpern
     
 

Some bugs hop.

Some bugs make honey.

Some bugs light up the sky!

Come explore the amazing world of bugs! The friendly bugs that crawl all over these pages include hungry caterpillars, busy ants, and graceful dragonflies. Which one is your favorite?

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Some bugs hop.

Some bugs make honey.

Some bugs light up the sky!

Come explore the amazing world of bugs! The friendly bugs that crawl all over these pages include hungry caterpillars, busy ants, and graceful dragonflies. Which one is your favorite?

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-K-This spare story in rhyme shows a little boy in a safari outfit armed with a camera going out to explore his house and yard. Halpern uses a bright palette and outlines the simple drawings in bold black lines. The pictures are somewhat flat, but their clarity will appeal to young readers. Scientists, however, will decry the use of the word "bugs" to include insects, arachnids, and nematodes and condemn this early taught misconception. The rhyme scheme is unclear at first and the text is lackluster. The endpapers have some interesting "bug" facts, but this trivia will appeal to an older audience. Bob Barner's Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! (Chronicle, 1999) has a much broader appeal for the same age group; the rhyme scheme is clearer, and the fantastical collage illustrations are more attractive.-Be Astengo, Alachua County Library, Gainesville, FL Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
A simple, rhyming text and large, clear illustrations will make this thoughtfully designed volume a popular choice for preschool and early-elementary classrooms studying insects. The storyline follows a little boy and his cat on a trip outside as they search for bugs to photograph or sketch. The text touches on methods of movement, habitat, behavior and camouflage, as well as naming several different kinds of insects. The last bugs shown are ladybugs, and-dressed in a ladybug costume-the boy's baby sister provides the punch line. The endpapers show the boy's photos and sketches mounted on notebook pages with additional information printed below each one. The volume's large size and Halpern's bold illustrations with thick black outlines and simple designs make this an excellent choice for reading to a school-age group, but younger preschoolers will also enjoy this as an introduction to the world of insects. (Picture book. 3-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060561680
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/12/2005
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
226,056
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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