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From "Ode to a Dead Mosquito" to "Termite Tune," this brightly illustrated, kid-friendly collection riffs on the details of the world's most infamous insects. Fun facts about the featured creatures round out this sure bet for poetry fans and bug enthusiasts alike.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 32 Vendor: Dial Publication Date: 2012 Dimensions: 11.00 X 8.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0803737165 ISBN-13: 9780803737167 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours. Ages: 3-5
A collection of creepy, crawly poems by some of today's most beloved children's poets
This tribute to the delightful nastiness of bugs features sixteen poems by accomplished children's poets, including Marilyn Singer, J. Patrick Lewis, and Rebecca Andrew Loescher. From "Ode to a Dead Mosquito" to "Termite Tune," this brightly illustrated, kid-friendly collection riffs on the details of the world's most infamous insects. Fun facts about the featured creatures round out this sure bet for poetry fans and bug enthusiasts alike.
Lee Bennett Hopkins has been publishing books for children and young adults since 1969. He divides his time between New York and Florida.
Will Terry (www.willterry.com) studied illustration at Brigham Young University before pursuing his lifelong dream of becoming a children's book illustrator. He lives with his wife and three sons in Salt Lake City, Utah.
As the title suggests, the poems in this collection from contemporary childrens poets focus on the less lovable characteristics of certain insects; Terrys fuzzy-textured artwork follows suit, with cartoonishly monstrous depictions of bugs with scowling eyes, pointy teeth, and big appetites. Hopkinss Ode to a Dead Mosquito reads, You of little brain/ didnt you know/ I felt your sting/ the instant you/ began to drain? Amy Ludwig Vanderwater describes a lice infestation (Deep between our once clean sheets/ you roam like mini mice./ When we share hats were sharing you/ like eggy leggy rice), as a sufferer clutches at hair crawling with fanged purple bugs. A squirm-inducing tribute to our blood-sucking, garbage-eating insect friends. Ages 6up. (Mar.)2012 Reed Business Information