Category: Academic Wings
Author: Karin Larson http://www.karin-larson.blogspot.com
Illustrator: Eugene Ruble
Print ISBN: 9781616336936; 1616336935
eBook ISBN: 9781616336943; 1616336943
Persistence pays in the end as Little Bug crawls to find a morsel of food, a drink of water and a place to rest. He looks high and low and gets very tired and slow. Early reader also teaches prepositions to young readers.
... The type of children’s book that I especially enjoy—a book about word play using opposites. In fact, I’ve got my own manuscript with opposites in it. As a concept book about opposites, “Little Bug” has just about all of them. Unlike his more realistic illustrations, Eugene Ruble’s pastel artwork in this story has whimsy and silliness that would appeal to readers at the younger age range. Readers at the higher age range could make a game of writing down all the opposites--or even guessing which opposites go together. This would be a good book for teachers to showcase these opposites. Also, it’s a good book for parents and grandparents to quiz their students about opposites. “Little Bug” would make a good read aloud book as well. This book is highly recommended for ages 6 to 9.~Penelope Anne Cole, Award Winning Author of Magical Matthew and Magical Mea, Magical Mea Goes to School, Ten Little Tricksters Web: http://www.penelopeannecole.com/ Blog: http://pennyreviews-chat.blogspot.com/
Karin Larson’s unique story of the adventure of Little Bug is filled with obstacles as he explores the world around him for the perfect place to rest his head. Larson’s creative storytelling is the perfect opportunity to spark the imagination of our young muses through what happens next scenarios. ~ Reviewed by Donna M. McDine