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Mad about Minibeasts!

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  74 ratings  ·  9 reviews
This brilliantly beastly bouncy rhyming romp from Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz will delight all fans of this bestselling duo. From slugs and snails to bustling beetles and beautiful butterflies these rhymes are full of humour and great to read aloud.
Paperback, 26 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Orchard (NY) (first published June 1st 2011)
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Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lovely little rhymes to describe all the creatures you can find in your garden and beautiful bright pictures.
Sarah Shanahan
Apr 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
This brilliantly beastly rhyming book from Giles Andreae will delight his many fans. From snails and slugs to beautiful butterflies and bustling beetles. This book is written as a series of mini poems. There is a sing song nature to the words 'At the bottom of your garden you might hear a sound, a chirrup from the treetops or a scuttle on the ground'. The rhymes are short and full of humour and are great to read aloud. The layout of the book is perfect for allowing question time after each bug h ...more
Oct 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
‘The sun is in the sky and it’s a lovely summer’s day. The minibeasts have seen you and they want to come and play.’

‘Mad about Minibeasts’ is about the different types of minibeasts that you can find in your garden, the story identifies a Snail, Slug, Worm, Spider, Fly, Beetle, Earwig, Stick Insect, Ant, Caterpillar, Ladybird, Centipede, Bee, Dragonfly and a Grasshopper.

Each page identifies a new minbeast with a fun rhyme and colourful picture.

This story would be good to read to the EYFS or g
Corinne Richards
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic book to talk about mini-beasts. I have used this numerous times with EYFS before going for a bug hunt as in introduction tool. The mini-beasts ask the children questions i.e can you count my spots which are fantastic to get the children to join in with.
Age range: EYFS, KS1
Ideas for use: Science, PSHE, movement
Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, qsl-books
Great rhymes, great illustrations.
May 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This rhyming book is a great read, full of humour and has become one of my favourite! I used this book for a literacy lesson to a reception class where children were writing about their favourite mini-beast using describing words. Using this book as a model was great, as children were able to identify describing words and used them in their own writing. They loved listening to this book, as well as myself and enjoyed it. This book can be used across the curriculum, such as art, where children ca ...more
Mar 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
A book to use alongside the mini beast topic. The colours are bright and bold so this keeps young children engaged. The book describes the different mini beast and what they look like etc. Children can then go on to write about their favourite mini beast through the use of describing words. All the children enjoyed listening to this book and excellent follow up work was produced. I would say to use this towards the end of EYFS and the start of KS1.

Aug 10, 2011 rated it liked it
Ideal for nursery aged kids, esp those with a love of mini beasts. Fun pictures & all told in rhyme so it works well for reading aloud.

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Sierra Davis
this would be a fun book for students to read. I could use this in some of my lessons one day.
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Giles Andreae is the author of several children's books, including the best-selling Giraffes Can't Dance, illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees. He is the creator of Purple Ronnie, one of the most successfully licensed cartoon characters in his native England.

Giles lives with his wife and three children in Notting Hill, England.