The Alphabet of Bugs

The Alphabet of Bugs

An ABC Book

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Do you know what a Chrysina resplendens or a Papilionidae butterfly looks like? Travel through the alphabet with The Alphabet of Bugs to learn about the many beautiful and unusually named bugs found in nature--and brush up on those ABCs as well! Valerie Gates's charming alliterative style paired with Ann Cutting's stunning photographs of all types of bugs is sure to delight curious children and adults alike.

Children who already know their basic bugs will broaden their horizons, and parents who are tired of simple butterflies and beetles will find this book worth rereading. Spectacular photographs of insects of all kinds will inspire children to learn more about the different creatures found in the natural world. And while children learn about bugs, they are also learning the alphabet through silly sentences. This is an ideal gift for new parents and for young nature-loving children!

Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers--picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Publisher: New York :, Sky Pony Press,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781632204073
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations
Additional Contributors: Cutting, Ann
Gates, Valerie


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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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