Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!

Is there a bug fan in your family? One of the signs of spring is a young hand collecting worms, insects and other creepy crawlies from the new grass and flowers, and of course, dirt! Here are a few of my favorite picture books about bugs.

by Peter Stein
Illustrated by Bob Staake

This picture book explores in rhyming text the many places that bugs can be found. With descriptions like “Blah! A stinkbug! Plug-your-nose bug!” and “Lightning glow bugs. Nighttime show bugs.” This book will appeal to children who like yucky bugs as well as those who prefer their bugs to be beautiful. This book contains amazing illustrations that need some time to examine. Take your time and find your favorite bug!

Insects are My Life
by Megan McDonald
Illustrate by Paul Brett Johnson

Amanda loves insects. She loves to study them, she loves to watch them and she loves to talk about them. Unfortunately, some of her school friends find that love of insects a little strange. Amanda has trouble convincing them about the amazing abilities of insects. Did you know that butterflies have taste buds on their feet? Insects get Amanda in trouble at school and at home, until she finds a friend with a passion of her own.

Yucky Worms
by Vivian French
Illustrated by Jessica Ahlberg

When a little boy visits his grandmother’s garden he learns all about those yucky worms. Where do they live? What do they eat? Why does Grandmother want them in her garden? Lots of interesting facts about earthworms are included for those who love worms and those who still think they are yucky.

These books and many more about insects, spiders and other 'bugs' are available at your library. Visit soon and check them out!