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Bugs Galore Hardcover – March 13, 2012
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With bouncing rhyme and illustrations that demand multiple viewings, Bugs Galore is a rollicking celebration of all things creepy-crawly. This highly successful collaboration shows how well text and artwork can add up to something more... The main action is always clear and bold, but each spread features dozens of bugs with individual details, expressions, and actions. Kids will love identifying the little creatures specified in the text and discovering other stories through the pictures.
—School Library Journal
About the Author
Bob Staake has authored and/or illustrated more than fifty books, including Cars Galore and The Red Lemon, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year. His work has graced the cover of the New Yorker a dozen times, and his Barack Obama victory cover was named Best Magazine Cover of the Year by Time magazine. Bob Staake lives on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts.
Top Customer Reviews
* One - is the text. It's short and cute, but reading it out loud it feels very simplistic.
* Two - are the bugs themselves. Only a few look like real bugs, and the rest are made up. So the learning value is kind of low. (But I do like to make up funny names for the bugs when my son asks).
The length of the book is ideal. It's not too long, but not too short, and it makes a good before-bed book. Overall it's fun and cute, and I would recommend it for kids under 4 who like bugs. I think older than 4 might find the text too simple.
We already have Cars Galore, and I really liked the writing in it. If possible, I like the writing in Bugs Galore even more. Peter Stein writes like he is reading out loud to a young child, which, of course, is the best way to write for young children. I don't know how he manages it, but his rhyming scheme and meter never feel forced or artificial. His text is so wonderfully picturesque that he just holds the door wide open for Bob Staake's illustrative wackiness to stomp right in. And it does.
Again, although I am NOT a bug person, I like the artwork in Bugs Galore even better than Cars Galore. Every page in Bugs Galore crawls with "beautiful bugs". There is a wonderful freedom in the sprawl of the crawling bugs that could not exist with cars on the road. I should point out that I am writing this review without having the book in front of me because my son took the "beautiful bug book" to his room and he won't let me have it back.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Its about bugs, Pictures were more entertaining than the story line. it was written for adults meant to read to kids, words kids wont know, and kids wont get it with out the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kevin Christofora, The Hometown All Stars
My daughter has this book and it's one of her favorites. Bought 2 of these for gifts as well and got good reviews from those parents too!Published 9 months ago by Tricia
This book is adorable! My son is only 6 months old, but he loves looking at the pictures! And this is a book that I don't mind reading, the story is cute and fun to read!Published 13 months ago by KNova
My infant daughter really likes the rhymes and pictures in this book. She's currently 7 months, and we've been reading it a few times a week since she was 5 months. Read morePublished 14 months ago by ashsalt
My kid loves this book! We read it every other night. The other nights we read cars Galore! Great Author, fast shipping. We are very pleased.Published 15 months ago by Army Wife Mac