The Alphabet of Bugs

The Alphabet of Bugs

An ABC Book

Book - 2015
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Presents a full-color photograph of an insect for each letter of the alphabet, accompanied by an alliterative verse.
Publisher: New York : Sky Pony Press, [2015]
ISBN: 9781632204073
Characteristics: 56 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Cutting, Ann - Illustrator

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mmcbeth29
Sep 20, 2015

SUMMARY: This is a very sophisticated alphabet book with a photograph of a bug for each letter of the alphabet. Each bug is described in alliteration which includes the bug name, an unusual color and a verb, adjective or adverb. The words used are not basic vocabulary such as: Chrysina counterbalances charming Capri color (this is the bug on the cover--my favorite).

ILLUSTRATIONS: The illustrations are gorgeous photographs of the bugs on a solid colored background.

THE GOOD: First, I love the photos. Up close and personal photos of nature fascinate me. And these are bugs I have mostly not seen before. I also love that this book does not dumb down the vocabulary. There are words here even I needed to look up and I think that's great. We should all be constantly learning. For the the youngest children, they can enjoy the pictures. Then the next age up can enjoy the different colors. The older children can learn the rest. This is a perfect book for the curious and the gifted who want to know more. There is also a fact about each bug at the back of the book.

THE NOT AS GOOD: I didn't understand the concept of the book at first because I didn't know some of the colors. A parent guide somewhere in the book would have been helpful to get me started. Some parents may be intimidated by the rich vocabulary. Some children may become easily distracted away from the book if you focus too much on the words at first.

AGE RECOMMENDATION: Ages 3-10 ( ages 3 for pictures, ages 4-6 concentrate on the bug names and colors, ages 7-10 concentrate on everything including parts of speech and alliteration. Perfect book for classroom use at all levels)

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Sep 20, 2015

mmcbeth29 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 10

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