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Easter Bugs : A Springtime Pop-up by David A Carter Hardcover – February 1, 2001

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David A. Carter, paper engineer extraordinaire, is back with more pop-up bugs! Fans of The 12 Bugs of Christmas, Alpha Bugs, Love Bugs, and the other silly pop-ups in Carter's insect series, will be delighted at the new surprises in store with Easter Bugs. "Spring has sprung and left winter behind. How many Easter Bugs can you find?" Who's in the dip-dyed rainbow egg? How about the egg with baby blue dots? The jeweled egg? The purple peekaboo egg? Inside each brightly decorated egg waits a new bug, unlike any you'll ever see in nature (unless genetic engineering goes awry). There's the fluffy yellow Chick-Chick Bug, with touchable fleecy soft fur. And some shiny silver Raindrop Bugs. There's even a bucktoothed Bunny Bug with turquoise spots. For a spectacular finale, Carter constructs a basket full of every insect depicted. Kids will have a grand old time guessing what kind of creepy-crawly critter lies behind each egg. Here's one delicious Easter treat that won't cause cavities! (Ages 3 to 6) --Emilie Coulter

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Carter (The 12 Bugs of Christmas) gussies up his tried-and-true format in this pert pop-up, this time concealing his whimsical "bugs" behind Easter egg-shaped flaps. "Who's in the ruby red speckled egg?" asks the text on the first spread; pull down the flap of the speckled egg on the facing page and out slides a tulip-shaped "magenta Blooming Bug" behind three tall pop-up leaves. Carter's creations reflect spring: readers can stroke a fluffy yellow "Chick-Chick Bug" or admire the foil overlays on "shiny silver Raindrop Bugs." On the last spread, all the bugs appear in an elaborate pop-up basket of woven cardstock. The small, fits-in-a-basket size contributes to the considerable gift appeal. Ages 2-5.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Series: David Carter's Bugs
  • Hardcover: 14 pages
  • Publisher: Little Simon; Brdbk edition (February 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689818629
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689818622
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 5.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,893 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

David A. Carter is the mastermind behind the powerful Bug phenomenon that began in 1988 with the publication of How Many Bugs in a Box? Since then he has created a series of Bugs books with combined sales of nearly six million copies. His work, One Red Dot, was a New York Times best-seller and was highly praised by Newsweek and Entertainment Weekly magazines. He is also the author of the popular Blue 2. His Easter Bugs was a #1 New York Times bestseller for three years, and Halloween Bugs has been on that list for two years. He has also collaborated on Let's Make It Pop-Up!, Curious Critters, The Elements of Pop Up, and The Nutcracker. He lives in Auburn, California, with his wife and two daughters.

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My little boy is 10 months now, and ever since he got this book (when he was 6 months) he loves it. I mean L-O-V-E-S I-T !!! As soon as I pull it out he shakes with excitement. He LOVES flipping the easter eggs to discover the bugs underneath, and the last page is especially adorable, with all the bugs in a single easter basket. What an awesome concept. I have had to make some repairs with tape because it is hard to teach a 10 month old to be gentle ! ha ha. But it is SO worth it. This book is HIGHLY recommended even for little babies.
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Different colored eggs on each page lift up to reveal the bugs in different costumes but the last page made me gasp as a beautiful Easter basket pops up by itself.Little bugs dangle from the handleof the basket filled with more delightful bugs. the child is then asked how many bugs he or she`found which encourages more careful observation of each page. This book is a real winner and a great bargain for the low price for a new book. Buy it now for next EAster because you will love it as much as your child. A three year old child who loves and respects books can handle this one alone but for the younger child, put it up to be read by an older child or adult. You don't find bargains like this one very often.
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We received this book as a gift and both my 15 month old and four and a half year old loved it. It has very colorful pop outs,with a nice surprise at the end. The easter bunny must get this one.
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My boys (now age 5 & 9) ADORE David A. Carter's pop-up books in his "Bug" series and have for years!! We have a rather large collection of them. We haven't found one yet that they didn't enjoy. The artwork is engaging, the pop-up's are creative & the writing is silly & funny!

I probably wouldn't recommend the books for under the age of 3 to read/play with (unless the caregiver is handling the book) as some of the tabs & artwork can be torn if handles roughly. Once the kids have the hang of "touch nicely", these books are great for fun for all!!

Highly recommend!!
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This is a cute book, but it's extremely fragile....Parts of mine were ripped when I received it - would never have made it through a week with my nephew. Concept a bit young for older kids, but too delicate for younger - not sure what the target age would be.....
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I have a few of the Matthew Van Fleet books and my 18 month old loves them. I purchased this for a change of pace but it is very "tender". My son can't pull the tabs yet as he would pull them off. He can't even touch the pages or they will get ruined. This will be a fun book when he gets older though.
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I love David A. Carter's pop-up "bugs" books! I've bought several for my grandchildren, ages 5 and under, and they love them too! The pop-ups are so unique - unlike any others I've seen. I WILL be buying more of these books in the future!
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I loved this book, the pop ups were really delightful. I would buy the entire collection for my Grandson!
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