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I'm a Pill Bug (Nature: a Child's Eye View) Paperback – March 1, 2006


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 and up
  • Grade Level: 1 and up
  • Series: Nature: a Child's Eye View
  • Paperback: 28 pages
  • Publisher: Kane/Miller Book Pub (March 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1929132956
  • ISBN-13: 978-1929132959
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 8 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #737,584 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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*Starred Review* PreS-Gr. 2. Many children know pill bugs as roly-polies and think of them as insects. In this picture book, a pill bug narrates a fascinating account of life among his humble yet admirable fellow crustaceans. In an easy-to-follow, conversational style, he explains what pill bugs eat and excrete, why they live near people, how they protect themselves against predators, why they shed and then eat their shells ("Yum! Very nutritious"), how they reproduce, and more. The final pages describe how to find pill bugs, touch them, and even keep one indoors as a guest before putting it back, since "He'll want to be with his family during the cold winter!" The lucid, matter-of-fact text answers the main questions children may have about the critters as well as some they might not have thought to ask. Meanwhile, handsome cut-paper collages re-create the pill bugs' world in realistic yet simplified terms. One series of pictures shows what happens when a pill bug encounters an ant, allowing even nonreaders to "read" what happens: the pill bug curls into a hard ball to ward off the ant's attack. Like others in the Nature: A Child's Eye View series, this excellent science picture book was originally published in Japan. Carolyn Phelan
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Told in first person from the pill bug's point of view, this delightful yet simple story takes the reader through the life and adventures of a pill bug…A great story that will have kids thinking about "roly-poly's
in a whole new way! --- Kids Bookshelf

The lucid, matter-of-fact text answers the main questions children may have about the critters as well as some they might not have thought to ask. Meanwhile, handsome cut-paper collages re-create the pill bugs' world in realistic yet simplified terms. --- Booklist

Dark gray and thumb-sized or smaller on the page, the pill bugs in Takahashi's torn-paper collages present an air of lowly harmlessness in keeping with the closing invitation to keep a few (for a while) in a modest terrarium for closer study. Nourishing fare for young naturalists-in-the-bud. --- Kirkus Reviews

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Barbara M. Taylor-laino on July 29, 2008
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This is a fantastic book- the illustrations are wonderful and it is written in a fun yet informative (not dumbed-down) style.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Abby's Mom on June 14, 2007
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The beautiful illustrations and touching story which is told in first person, or should I say "first pill bug" make this a outstanding story. Great book to use in a classroom.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Alisa Link on September 18, 2008
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This book has been a good accompaniment to my preschool classroom bug habitat. It tells the story of the life of a pill bug in a clear and fun way that my students enjoy very much.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Coreen Takasu on June 15, 2010
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My almost 4-yr-old son and I very much enjoy this book we are borrowing from the library. It reads smoothly, which I find to be rare for translations. The "first person" style is charming and my son asks, "which one is talking to us?" I love the torn-paper look of the artwork. The end of the book explains how to keep pill bugs as pets. We now have a plastic bug box full of pill bugs including teeny tiny cute babies.
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Great for shedding light on those cool little creatures you find around the yard. Many details not commonly known. Highly recommend.
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