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About this item
Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: David Harrison
Street Date: March 20, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-56-7258
"Poetry and bugs are brought together in this humorously wacky book. This collection will delight young readers and teachers who are in need of entertaining ways to introduce students to poetry. The illustrations match the poems perfectly...for poetry units wherever humor is in demand." -School Library Journal "Twenty lighthearted poems imagine the goings-on at insect school. Graceful and humorous, these short poems allude to typical behaviors. With deftly constructed rhyme and rhythm patterns, lively language, and alliteration, his poems have immediate appeal. They're splendidly matched by whimsical cartoons that reward a second look. A cheerful way to make a connection with the natural world." - Kirkus Reviews "Writing in rhyme, Harrison imagines a day at a school for insects...Using both traditional and digital media, Bayless offers comedic scenes of anthropomorphic insects decked out in clothes with room for all of their arms. Readers' school days will look downright dull by comparison." -Publishers Weekly "Peppy color illustrations and amusing verse combine in this entertaining collection. The lively rhymes nicely complement the delightful, animated multimedia art... with witty, scrutiny-inviting details. (K)ids... will...enjoy the references and humor." - Booklist "Readers won't have to call an exterminator when they open this collection of bug-filled poems. Though the creepy crawlies on the pages have lots of legs and beady eyes, they cheerily share their wisdom through sweet and silly rhymes. Stink bugs, termites, horse flies, and ticks are brought to life in watercolor, ink, and colored pencil illustrations. The traditional meets comic book blended format offers readers a unique visual experience. Not only does this book bring a bunch of chuckles, it would make an entertaining read aloud and serve well as a mentor text for teaching various poetic devices." - School Library Connection
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