Book Review: I Love Bugs! by Emma Dodd

I Love BugsEnglish author and illustrator, Emma Dodd, depicts a boy’s view of bugs in her book, I Love Bugs! The boy looks for bugs under a log and through the tall grass.  He looks at them under a magnifying glass.  Bugs are everywhere.  He loves bugs!

The author uses many descriptive words and rhyming phrases to talk about all kinds of bugs and insects. The actual bugs’ names are not given, so this is left open for children to identify as they read or listen to the book. “I love fuzzy sunny honey bugs and furry whirry funny bugs.” Which bug do you think this describes?

Check thisDisplay and bug table book out to discover which bug the boy thinks is the best and find out how he reacts to the bug. My son’s favorite bug is the “curl-up-tight” bug – the roly poly!

Dodd’s illustrations are large and playful.  My favorite scene is the picnic with all the butterflies flying around and the bees attacking the boy’s strawberry sandwich.

The Dallas Public Library has many books about bugs and insects for children and adults. And now the Lochwood Branch Library has also “bugged out” our Children’s Area thanks to a grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission bestowed upon the Dallas Public Library for the implementation of Every Child Ready to Read 2.0.Display, Andy, Bug Table

Come see our beautiful caterpillar rug that has the full alphabet in both capital and lowercase letters.  Have fun with a rubber insect filled magnetic sand table.  And children can relax on a giant rainbow caterpillar shaped floor cushion while they read a favorite book.

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