Insects Are My Life

by Megan McDonald and Paul Brett Johnson

Amanda Frankenstein is a sturdy little girl with glasses and a singular passion:... read more

Amanda Frankenstein is a sturdy little girl with glasses and a singular passion: "Insects are my life," she tells everyone she meets, and indeed they are. When she's not observing live bugs or collecting dead ones, she dreams of insects, and her obsession sometimes makes life difficult. With gentle humor stemming from skillful use of exaggeration, Megan McDonald celebrates the spirit of a young child bent on one particualar interest while Paul Brett Johnson's sunny illustrations perfectly capture Amanda in her many moods. (Ages 4-7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1995

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