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Some Bugs

by Angela DiTerlizzi

Other authors: Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)

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From butterflies and moths to crickets and cicadas, a rhyming exploration of backyard-bug behavior.
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Used in storytime 5/10/18 ( )
  klnbennett | Oct 7, 2020 |
This book is a nice, simply read. It introduces children to a number of different bugs. I only wish that it would include the names of all the bugs on the page as a subtext. ( )
  MikaelaS | Feb 23, 2020 |
Found this at the library and have checked it out multiple times. Busy, detailed illustrations suit the simple rhyming text. Lots to look at and very fun! ( )
  JennyArch | Oct 30, 2017 |
discusses the different features of different bugs. (some bugs are big, some bugs are fat).
rhyming book with very bright and colorful illustrations.
5 books
  TUCC | Oct 28, 2016 |
"Some bugs sting. / Some bugs bite. / Some bugs stink. / And some bugs fight!" And so begins the sing-song narrative of Some Bugs, a lovely picture-book exploration of the insect life to be found in a child's backyard. A brief text - no more than a sentence per page - is paired here with vividly colorful illustrations depicting various bugs. The book concludes with a girl and her cat, who have been the ones examining all the insects under discussion, and a final page in which each one is identified.

Recommended by no less a picture-book luminary than Eric Carle, whose words of praise - "a delightful combination of pictures and words that will captivate readers" - dovetails with my own view on the matter, Some Bugs is the kind of natural history for younger children that I like to see. Beautiful illustrations paired with an engaging but simple text, with more information (in the form of the page identifying the various insects) at the rear. I was reminded of Diana Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long's series of natural history picture-books, from An Egg Is Quiet to A Butterfly Is Patient, and that is high praise indeed! Recommended to anyone looking for picture-books celebrating nature, and all the little creatures to be found therein! ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Aug 11, 2016 |
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