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Some Bugs

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Makes looking at bugs look exciting, gets kids outdoors.

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Some Bugs does a fantastic job of introducing kids to the world of insects. By focusing on what a bug does -- flutter, crawl, roll up in a ball, hop, glide, swim, hide, etc. -- the book gets kids interested in the actions they can observe, rather than focusing on the insects' names. Yet each insect is identified on a busy two-page spread at the back.

The colorful mixed-media spreads (in some ways reminiscent of the more spare Eric Carle books) draw readers in and should inspire kids to get outside and look for bugs in their own backyard, neighborhood, or park.

Book Details

  • Author: Angela DiTerlizzi
  • Illustrator: Brendan Wenzel
  • Genre: Picture Book
  • Book type: Non-Fiction
  • Publisher: Beach Lane Books
  • Publication date: March 4, 2014
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 8
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Available on: Paperback, Nook, Hardback, Kindle
  • Last updated: September 25, 2020

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