Kate Narita is a writer and fourth-grade teacher. She earned her undergraduate degree and master's in education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MFA in writing for children from Simmons College. She lives, writes, and hikes on a small mountain in central Massachusetts with her husband, two sons, and dog. Learn more at katenarita.com. Suzanne Kaufman is the illustrator of Samanthasaurus Rex, written by B. B. Mandell, and Naughty Claudine Christmas, written by Patrick Jennings, and the author and illustrator of I Love Monkey and It's Confiscated. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two bug-exploring daughters of her own. Visit her at suzannekaufman.com.
"Young readers will naturally be entranced searching every pond, field, and barn for the crawling critters. Each page is literally teeming with life thanks to Kaufman's multilayered textures, vivid hues, and bright lighting . . . Packed with great extension possibilities, visually engaging illustrations, and quick rhymes, this read-aloud would be a great addition to any STEM shelf." --Kirkus Reviews"In this cheerful outing, two sibling 'explorers' wake up with the sun to count bugs over the course of a day on their busy farm. As the brother and sister traipse through a meadow and barnyard with a magnifying glass and a butterfly net, Narita introduces insect varieties in upbeat rhymes . . . Kaufman's collage-art spreads will keep readers invested." --Publishers Weekly