I Love Bugs!

by Philemon Sturges and Shari Halpern

This book for budding entomologists uses brief, declarative sentences, and catchy... read more

This book for budding entomologists uses brief, declarative sentences, and catchy rhymes to catalog a few of the reasons insects are intriguing. “These bugs paddle. / This one weaves. / Some make honey. / Some chew leaves.” Bold illustrations show a child observing and photographing bugs hiding under rocks, swooping through the air, clinging to tree bark, and flitting “round the back porch light.” The intrepid naturalist even finds a bug to love at home, as he snaps a shot of his toddler sister, outfitted in a ladybug sleeper. Drawings of the child’s “photographs” of the insects encountered throughout the book are shown on the endpapers, with each bug identified by name and captioned with a fun fact (“Some ants can carry more than twenty times their own weight!”). (Ages 2–5)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2006

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