Super Bugs

Super Bugs

This week, I wanted to share a Perfect Picture Book about bugs.

Title: Super Bugs
Author: Michelle Meadows
Illustrator: Bill Mayer
Orchard Books, 2016
Themes/Topics: Rhyme, Bugs, Community Helpers

Opening: Antennae up, eyes down. Buzzing all around the town. Super Bugs, Super Bugs, mighty, mighty Super Bugs!

Brief Synopsis: (from cover flap) When bugs need help, who come to the rescue? Why, Super Bugs of course! Follow a tor of heroic Super Bugs from morning till night as they save their fellow insects from hungry frogs, falling tomatoes, and even human feet. When danger is near, Super Bugs are here!

Resources: Lesson plans on community helpers and another one. Scholastic has a variety of lesson plans and activities on bugs. Michelle Meadows has some very nice activity guides on her book page for her other books. Check out her site to see if one has been added for Super Bugs.

Why I Like This Book: Super Bugs was a random find at the library. The Super Bugs are super cute. These little bugs in capes are community helpers, who take care of other insects in the community. The note about the artwork is unique. It says Bill Mayer points in miniature. “In fact, the Super Bugs are actually about the size of a thumbnail!” He then scans the miniature paintings and enlarges them to fit the size of the book.

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for Monday is Wash Day. I’m keeping that open until Sept. 2.

For more PPBF books, check out the list over at the incredible Susanna Hill’s website.