Here’s another book for Perfect Picture Book Friday.

Bugs Galore
Written by Peter Stein
Illustrated by Bob Staake
Candlewick Press, 2012

Suitable for: Ages 4 and up

Theme/Topic: Bugs/Rhyme

“Big bugs, small bugs,
creep bugs, crawl bugs,

Brief Synopsis: Bugs of all shapes, colors, and sizes — including bed bugs, cute bugs, live bugs, and dead bugs – are presented in illustrations and rhyme. (That’s from the summary on the copyright page. That description “presented in illustrations and rhyme” seems silly for a 2012 book, but is accurate.)

Link to Resources: One exercise would be to identify some of the bugs in the book. Peter Stein talks about their attributes, but doesn’t name them like “What is a ‘slime-your-hand bugs!’?” An art lesson plan on bugs.

Why I chose this book: I picked up this book at the library for its bright, quirky digital illustrations. I really liked the font used in this book – Zalderdash. I equally love the name. I kept reading for its delightful rhyme. There is also a Cars Galore book.

For more Perfect Picture Books, check out Susanna Leonard Hill’s Blog.