Product Details
List Price:
$16.95
Ages:
6 to 10
Grades:
1 to 5
Pages:
36
Trim Size:
8.5" x 10.375"
Published:
03/2013
Imprint:
Wordsong
ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-925-4
Illustrations:
Full-color photographs with black-and-white illustrations
Lexile Level:
-

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About the Book

Overview

In this ingenious picture book, Children’s Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis invites you to visit the Face Bug Museum. There, readers can meet fourteen bugs in Lewis’s sly, humorous poems; gaze upon giant close-ups of the creatures’ faces in Siskind’s photographs; and follow the antics of two beetle friends in Kelly Murphy’s artwork. This is a trip to a museum—built by bugs, for bugs—unlike any other. It is also a poetry collection, macro-photography book, and illustrated story—all in one. Includes end notes with photographs of the entire bugs and further information about these creatures. 

Reviews

"Bugs get a close-up in this new book of poetry that shows off their thousands of eyes, bucktooth incisors, prickly exteriors and more. Frederic B. Siskind's wonderfully creepy full-color photographs and Kelly Murphy's cartoony black-and-white illustrations are abuzz with activity alongside J. Patrick Lewis's witty verses about insects and spiders. Some bugs are cleverly camouflaged, while others flaunt their colors, but they all have something worth celebrating, even the slimy-seeming Eastern Dobsonfly. . . " -- The Washington Post

. . ."There will be many returns to the Face Bug Museum as this book has so much to offer. Wonderfully conceived and executed."--School Library Journal

Awards
Meet the Author

J. Patrick Lewis

J. Patrick Lewis is the 2011 winner of the NCTE Award for Poetry and is our current Children’s Poet Laureate. He has written more than sixty books for children and adults, including Spot the Plot: A Riddle Book of Book Riddles and Please Bury Me in the Library. In Fall 2012, he has two other books scheduled: When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders (Chronicle) and The National Geographic Book of Animal Poems (an anthology Lewis edited for National Geographic). He lives in Westerville, Ohio.

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Other Books by J. Patrick Lewis

Meet the Illustrator

Kelly Murphy

Kelly Murphy has illustrated numerous picture books and chapter books, including Face Bug, the New York Times Best Seller Masterpiece, and the Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist book series. She teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design and lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Other Books by Kelly Murphy