If your little boy loves bugs, he's sure to love this book!
Emma was brought up in Guildford, Surrey, in a family of artists. As a child she loved the work of Peter Firmin, John Burningham and Gerald Rose, and from as far back as she can remember she wanted to be an illustrator. Emma studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Central Saint Martin's School of Art and has worked in advertising, editorial and book illustration. The I Love You range has sold over 750,000 copies and I Love My Mummy won the Book Trust Early Years Award. Emma lives in Surrey with her husband and two children and their terrier cross, Buzz, who keeps her fit and provides inspiration. The family like to spend any spare time in North Cornwall, surfing and walking in all weathers.
PreS-Gr 1-A young child pays tribute to the critters in his backyard that creep, crawl, leap, or fly. "I love brightly-colored-wing bugs/and stripy swipey sting bugs," he declares as his picnic lunch is taken over by butterflies, yellow-jackets, and a dragonfly. The rhyming couplets describe how bugs move, how they sound, and what they look like. Delighting in the natural world, the boy is amazed and awed by the variety of creatures that can be found under logs, in hives, in the grass, and fluttering through the air. Best of all, though, are the eight-legged, hairy, scary ones that send him squealing. Large, brightly colored spreads convey an exploring child and his discoveries. Many of the creatures are larger than life and have expressive faces; most are smiling except for the fierce-looking one that sends the boy running. This lively, sound-filled selection will make your storytimes buzz.-Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
Full of humour and a brilliant rhyming text * Children's Bookseller *
A brilliant twist at the end whcih will have little readers in fits of giggles * Library Mice *
This lively, sound-filled selection will make your storytimes buzz * School Library Journal *