Monday, June 9, 2008

Nonfiction Monday = Bugs for Lunch

Bugs for Lunch by Margery Facklam, illustrated by Sylvia Long, Charlesbridge - 1999.

Goodness, 1999 and still going strong? I guess it's because we librarians keep celebrating Bugs during our Summer Reading Program, like we are doing this year. We're going to Catch the Reading Bug.

And this is a good book to entice the new readers to explore the J nonfiction collection. I took it to the schools this past week and got the expected "Yuck" from the title and "ooo's" and "ahhhh's" once they saw the birds, spiders, toads and other beasts eating beautifully illustrated bugs. (congrats to the illustrator)

Each two page spread contains one stanza of verse about the animals and their dinner. (see sample above from the Charlesbridge webpage.) Just wait while the listening children relax and enjoy the book, then hit them with the last stanza -- Children eating Bugs! "Yuck" again. Additional information about the bug-eating animals (and plants) on the last pages.

Comes in paperback, hardback, Follettbound, and also comes in straight Spanish or Spanish/ English.

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Anonymous said...

I like this book! Haven't read it in years and should look at it again. I met Marjorie years ago at Chautauqua. What a lovely person, too!

Wendie O said...

I hope people don't get bored with all the Buggy books I'll be talking about on the next couple of Nonfiction Mondays -- all because of the National Summer Reading Program. (which is slowly driving me crazy as I set up our library to begin it next week.)