With a simple, rhyming text and action-packed artwork, this picture book will appeal to young preschoolers, who will delight in the surprise turnaround on every double-page spread. Well, I’m a bug. I’m a bug. I’m a snug little bug, and I’m sleeping on a jug. Until I see a frog, and I . . . JUMP! says a fat-bellied bug, who flies off just in time to escape a leaping frog. Then it’s the frog’s turn to narrate: I’m a frog in a bog, and I’m sleeping like a log, until I see a cat, and I . . . JUMP! The story follows a similar pattern as the cat jumps from a hound, the hound from a croc, and so on until the final scene with a whale, who decides to end the tale. Even after kids have figured out what is coming, they will enjoy the animals’ shifts in power roles, all depicted in lively drawings, rendered in thick black lines and strong, bright colors against blank white space. Preschool-Kindergarten. --Hazel Rochman
About the Author
Scott M. Fischer is a painter by birth, a musician by training, and a storyteller by choice. Best known as the author/illustrator of JUMP!
, he is also the illustrator of Twinkle
, the New York Times
bestselling Peter Pan in Scarlet
, Lottie Paris Lives Here
, and Lottie Paris and the Best Place
. Scott lives with his wife, daughter, and a menagerie of animals in Belchertown, Massachusetts.