Product Details
List Price:
$16.95
Ages:
5 to 18
Grades:
K
Pages:
32
Trim Size:
9.5" x 8.5"
Published:
04/2012
Imprint:
Wordsong
ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-862-2
Lexile Level:
940L

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About the Book

Overview

In Bug Off! readers meet thirteen bugs in playful, humorous poems and startling, intimate photographs. Nonfiction prose paragraphs broaden the perspective: Children will learn how bees make honey, that many butterflies can taste food with their feet, that lovebugs can fly higher than the Empire State Building, and much more. The subjects will be familiar to kids—a fly, praying mantis, honeybee, butterfly, daddy longlegs, lovebug, dragonfly, tick, ladybug, spider, grasshopper, ants, and a swarm of bugs—but the poems, photographs, and nonfiction passages present them in eye-opening new ways. Includes an author’s note that encourages readers to write their own bug poems.

Reviews

"Stemple's photographs are the true stars of this book. His macro views show such details as the rainbow colorations on a fly's wings, the serrations on a grasshopper's rear legs and the many units that make up the lovebug's compound eyes." --Kirkus Reviews

Meet the Author

Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen is a poet and author of children's books, fantasy, and science fiction. She has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century, and her books and stories have won numerous awards, including the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, and two Christopher Medals, among many others.

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Meet the Photographer

Jason Stemple

Jason Stemple is a freelance photographer whose work has appeared in more than ten books for young readers, including acclaimed poetry books by his mother, Jane Yolen. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina.

 

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