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Love Bugs: A Pop-Up Book Hardcover – February 1, 1995


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Series: Bugs in a Box Books
  • Hardcover: 10 pages
  • Publisher: Little Simon; Pop edition (February 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 067186629X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671866297
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.8 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,791,328 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

In sync with Valentine's Day's time-honored "hearts and flowers" motif, the creator of Jingle Bugs and Alpha Bugs fills this heart-shaped confection with sublimely silly Love Bugs, Rosebugs and similar species-all that's missing are lacy edges. And instead of the pull-tabs and flaps of Carter's earlier books, here all is intricately giddy, pop-up paper-engineering supporting a gaggle of multi-antennaed creatures (bug-eyed, of course) in appropriate reds and pinks. The opening spread, for example, swarms with fleecy clouds, against which is posed a bevy of pink-winged (and apparently unclothed) Cupid Bugs, "shooting arrows through the air." The Kissing Bug suitably leaves a trail of lipstick kisses, while the eponymous insect itself is puckered up and ready for action. Who could resist such amorous antics? Ages 8-up.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From the Publisher

A playful pop-up for your favorite Love Bug. Have you hugged a bug today?

Customer Reviews

This little book is a darling book!!!!
Ki Ki Atkinson
A very sweet valentine book with fun, colorful pop-ups and a sweet valentine poem!!
Amazon Customer
When we got finished reading it the first time he demanded that we read it again.
L. Phillips

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 4, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Although the age recommendation showed a minimum of 4-years, my 3-year old immediately fell in love with this book when she got it for Valentine's Day. Although very delicate--because of the pop-up pictures, the verse and intricate pop-ups kept her rapt attention. I'm buying another copy of this wonderful book to replace the one her little brother couldn't keep his hands off. An expensive Valentine, yes--but so worth a little girl's adoration!!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By UlrikeDG on January 30, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I got this book because my kids also have and like _Bugs in Space_ by David A Carter. We've read _Love Bugs_ 5 times in the hour we've been home from the bookstore! The pop-ups are very well done. My only "complaint" is that it's a little shorter than I expected; it's only 5 pages long. I do recommend it as a cute book for your little Valentine.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 26, 2002
Format: Hardcover
The cutest valentine book ever! The pop ups are wonderfully designed and it is a real attention getter! My only complaint is that the book isn't longer!! I would love to see more!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Yogamom67 on December 16, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I've purchased almost every title in this series and have yet to be disappointed by any of them. My 8-year old son requests to read them again and again and again, and now that he's reading on his own - likes to read them to himself.

Now that he's older, he is also very careful not to tear the pop-ups, but I've got to admit that there are a few titles we've bought more than once. He probably got his first pop-up book at the age of two - and although the pop-ups are quite sturdy and made for little hands to enjoy - he did manage to tear a few of them. I think this is inevitable if you want to introduce your child to pop-up books at an early age, and since the pop-up books in this series are reasonably priced - I've been more than happy to replace the ones he was a little "too hands-on" with!

What do we like about the pop-ups? Each one is a work of art - you are never disappointed when you turn the page. The pop-ups are cute, colorful, creative, and most of all - FUN. The accompanying text on each page is also good - funny rhymes, silly sayings, and sometimes even a sing-a-long song.

Of all the pop-up books we own (and we probably have fifty or more - some dating back to the thirties and forties) these are the ones we enjoy the most. We've also bought several to give as gifts to my son's friends.

Our other favorites are those by Robert Sabuda & Matthew Reinhart and there are also some excellent Harry Potter & Star Wars pop-up books if you're a fan of either of those series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. Phillips on February 24, 2006
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I bought this book for my son this past Valentine's Day. He had gotten Halloween Bugs in October and had enjoyed that one so much I thought I would be good for him to have another.

Since my son is 2 we had to explain to him that you do not pull the flowers out. Once we got past that, he seemed to be content with leaving the pop-ups in the book. When we got finished reading it the first time he demanded that we read it again. Even after the tenth time in a row he did not get tired of it. I find I have to hide it sometimes in order to not have to read it 20 times in the same sitting, but it never gets old watching him enjoy it so much.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Elaine Wheeler on January 4, 2014
Format: Hardcover
I love these books. The illustrations are adorable and the construction is incredibly sturdy. I inherited one book from my nephews who were not gentle, but the popups still worked well. I love that my daughter can play with the pop ups and not worry about the book falling apart. I'm buying as many of these David Carter "bug" books as I can. My 30 month old daughter adores them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By rebecca h dunham on February 9, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book years ago for my now 9 yr old,. Now my 3 yr old has rediscovered all of Carter's books & loves them. She is a girly girl & is usually afraid of bugs but these bugs are so cute, she loves them. Of course as with most pop-up books,it is short & fragile-not for the very young to play with on their own. But it is a must-have for anyone with kids.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rhonda Ladd on February 27, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Wonderful book in general, but my husband maximized it's potential. On the evening of our engagement, my husband gifted me this book. He added brief 'love' notes on each page spread. On the final page, when the roses pop up, there was a beautiful ring and his final note which read 'Will you marry me?"
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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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