What Bug Am I?: A Funny, Educational Story about Backyard Bugs. Bug Book for Kids with Insect Facts. [Print Replica] Kindle Edition
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- File size : 7936 KB
- Publication date : October 14, 2020
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- Language: : English
- ASIN : B08L8MNYC3
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- Print length : 35 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #178,167 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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- Would you recommend such a book to others?
Absolutely! I think it's wonderful for any child who is even the slightest bit interested in insects (or worms or arachnids) and learning more about them. It balances education and entertainment very well.
- Would you buy the next book in the series?
I would buy every book in the series! There are so many different directions this concept could be taken, and I appreciate being able to read my son something at bedtime that I'm not trying to rush through because it's just another story. It was a lot of fun for both of us.
- What did you like most about the book?
I loved the pages with the insect facts. The story portion was very cute, don't get me wrong, but my son got to the point where he was asking me questions about the bugs the protagonists had met before I could even turn the page! For each bug they come across it gives some interesting facts with awesome photos, and there's also a little chart of information that lists what eats them, what they eat, and how long they live. It also points out whether they run, jump, crawl, fly, swim, climb, dig, sting, or have thread. The cutest thing - after I read that rolly pollies have blue blood, my son asked me what color blood every other insect for the rest of the book had haha!
- What do you think of the illustrations?
I love them! The colors are so vibrant and every scene is so eyecatching. I'm actually a huge stickler for illustrations. When I go to the library to get books for my kids, the first thing I look for is a cover with impressive illustrations. I would have picked up, "What Bug Am I" in a heartbeat!
- Was the story funny, interesting, and educational?
Yes, all of the above! The story was very funny in that the characters all seemed to have an idea of what this mystery bug was, but time after time it was pointed out how ludicrous it was to think that he was one of them because _______! And of course, the actual photos and facts of the bugs were interesting (like the blue blood I mentioned earlier) as well as educational (you'll never guess how strong spider silk is)!
- Were photos and facts about bugs useful? Did you find fiction and non-fiction in one book a good combination?
Yes, definitely! Seeing a bunch of illustrations and reading facts is one thing, but being able to see the actual photos paired with the facts, it made it more real if that makes sense. That said, being able to follow the story and wondering what will happen next and where the mystery bug will fit in kept my son hooked, whereas if we were just reading a non-fiction book of facts, I probably would have lost him halfway through.
- Did you like the characters? Do you think they're cute? Was the choice of insects engaging and appropriate?
I did like the characters and thought they were all cute. I liked the choice of insects and felt most of them were appropriate. The one that really hung my son up was the locust. Even though the book pointed out that locusts and grasshoppers differ, my son didn't really get it and was like, "It's not a wocust it's a gwasshoppa!" But overall, I really liked the insect choices because they are all ones that a child may actually come across either inside or outside the home.
- How long do you think this book will serve you, given the age of your child?
Years to come. Definitely. He's only five, so there was probably quite a bit that still went over his head, but it's something I can see him reading to himself at 10 or 11 years old, and even sharing with his class or teacher.
- Can the book teach your child some positive qualities?
I was actually thinking about this as I was reading the book because the poor mystery bug wanted so badly to know what he was and each bug they came across kept essentially telling him time and time again that he didn't belong. Yet he continued on in his pursuit, so it teaches perseverance and not getting discouraged so easily when trying to figure something out. Also, the ladybug was very kind and patient in helping his mystery friend, which also teaches that it's good to help those in need which is always an awesome quality for children to learn while growing up!
- Would you give it to somebody as a gift?
I would! I don't have any friends or family with children in the age range of this book, however, the next time the school does a book drive, I will definitely be ordering the hardcopy of "What Bug Am I" to donate to the classroom because I know the kids will love it!
Thank you for putting together such a wonderful book! I look forward to the next.
It takes a while before he finds out what he really is. It really is a very cute and informative book that I believe kids will want to look at again and again. Having had four boys, I know the importance of finding a book that the adult enjoys to look at as much as the child since it may be a book you may read multiple times, sometimes in one day!
I’ve read some good children’s books lately, and this is another one to add to the list!
When a little spider pops out of his egg, he doesn’t know what kind of bug he is. Ladybug is nearby, and she takes it upon herself to help him figure out what kind of bug he is. They meet an ant, an earthworm, caterpillar, locust, bee, dragonfly, rolly polly, a moth, and finally, a spider. He finally finds out he’s a spider (not a bug at all) and where he’s supposed to live!
The characters are sweet, and bugs are seen as nice and helpful rather than scary. The illustrations of the bugs are bright, colorful, and cute. The best part of the book for me was the spread about each bug after they found out what it was. Each one shows pictures of the actual bug, what they like to eat, what likes to eat them, how long they live, and other interesting tidbits. I learned a lot!
If you’re looking for educational but fun books, this is definitely one you should get.