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Icky Bug Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta

Icky Bug Alphabet Book

by Jerry Pallotta

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I remember when I first came upon this author and it was since of my elementary school. We had an assembly where the author was invited and ever since he told me there was a Julia butterfly I have been hooked with him.

The book writing is simple, large letters and easy for any child to read, especially with very young beginners. Furthermore each letter is covered even if the author has to be creative such as in this case where he uses Cotton Stainer for the X on the back of its carapace.

The other thing that will catch the reader's attention is the beautiful detailed artwork and the interactive reading style that asks the reader to answer a question, what they should do and/or mentioning something basic such as unfinished letter so you don't know that you are learning as you read.

What gave an extra bonus to me is that the author uses the last page to mention the little known fact that the book isn't really about bugs but insects and arachnids while describing the actual term of bug plus which of the ones mentioned were true bugs.

Definitely a literary gem! ( )
  flamingrosedrakon | Aug 26, 2015 |
A great book about bugs. ABC's ( )
  Heidi_Ruckle | Jul 18, 2014 |
Jerry Palotta’s book provides an accurate description of varying insects from A to Z. The interesting and factual text is accompanied by Ralph Masiello’s vibrant and realistic oil paint illustrations to captivate the minds of young entomologically minded readers. The book includes a disclaimer at the end to explain why arachnids were included in the Icky Bug Book as science minded individuals are quick to point out that spiders are not bugs. ( )
  bdemontigny | Feb 18, 2014 |
I'll bet you didn't know there were so many weird and yucky bugs around! This book introduces you to many strange insects and gives a bit of information on each one. ( )
  mrstelford | Apr 13, 2011 |
Some of the bugs in the icky bug book are actually spiders or arachnids, but most are true insects. The teacher would have to discuss the difference, i.e. number of legs and body parts.
  ljspear | Jul 30, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0881064505, Paperback)

This book helps children discover intriguing facts about the world of bugs and insects. The lighthearted text and vivid illustrations make this alphabetical exploration of small animal life both informative and entertaining. Full color.

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Introduces the characteristics and activities of insects and other crawly creatures from A to Z, beginning with the ant and concluding with the zebra butterfly.

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3 editions of this book were published by Charlesbridge.

Editions: 0881064505, 0881064564, 1570914397

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