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
From Publishers Weekly
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.
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