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Bugs for Lunch

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  93 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
Bon appetit! Kudos to Chef Nature for dishing up these tasty morsels. No reader with a discriminating palate will be able to put this delicious menu of appetizing delicacies down. BUGS FOR LUNCH caters to a full array of creatures–animal, plant, and human–that munch on bugs. From a mantis perched and ready to prey on ladybugs and butterflies, to the honey-drenched fur of a ...more
Published February 1st 1999 by Charlesbridge (first published January 1st 1999)
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Adam Smith
Aug 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
So fun! My boys really like this book. Not only does this book have really nice artwork actually illustrating--in detail--creatures eating bugs, but also it attempts to expand its readers minds (and dinner menus?) by showing that people can eat bugs too.

I'm pretty sure my family's not ready to serve up creepy crawlies for supper yet, but we all "devoured" this book. If you're interested you might be able to find it at your library, or you can find it here on Amazon:
Megan MacDonald
Children love yucky books! Thinking about eating bugs is sure to keep children engaged and this book is also educational at the same time. Different types of animals and bugs are featured in this text, as well as rhyming words. This is another good book for introducing and practicing words that rhyme and students could even pick out the rhyming words. Overall, this was a fun, silly, yucky book!
Kristen Thompson
Mar 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cultural, insects, bugs
This is a great book to teach about insects and what type of animals/people eat them to live. It shows a large variety of animals that eat different types of insects and also explains that humans sometimes eat bugs too. At the end of the book it gives a a list of the animals presented in the book and describes how and why they eat insects. It also explains how, why, and where humans eat insects. It would be great to show cultural diversity and explain how not everyone is the same.
Aug 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Rhyming text introduces bug-eating animals such as geckos, trout ... even people. Includes additional facts about each creature.
I liked how short and simple the book was but it contained a lot of information. I also liked how it mentioned other cultures and that some eat bugs.
Danielle Witter
Sep 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I liked this book, and I like how it has a list of all the different bugs as the end of the book.

Summary: This book talks about different types of animals and the types of bugs that they would eat for lunch. For example, it talks about what a praying mantis, a spider, and a caterpillar would eat for lunch. A praying mantis will eat any bugs that are smaller than it is, a spider will eat bugs like flies and anything that gets stuck in its web, and a caterpillar eats the leaves and other small bug
Jan 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: counting, science, math, bugs
This is a book that goes through some of the many animals that might have bugs for lunch. This is a great book to read for science when talking about bugs and the many animals that consume them. This book can also be used as a math counting book for youngsters since there are many little bugs that can be counted through the pages.
Zoe Scrivener
While some of the rhymes felt contrived, the rhyming was a fun and creative way to introduce the animals that eat bugs. The extra pages at the end which described each animal in more detail were an added bonus. The detailed illustrations, combined with the detailed back pages, make this book scientifically valuable to children.
Jun 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
Fun book which shows different animals that each bugs for lunch--including people! A friend from Congo had already told me she grew up eating grasshoppers. Several of the families I work with from Mexico told me that insects are a food source in their villages.
Dec 03, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a fun book about insects and who eats them. It's a "gross" book that children are sure to love. With a simple, rhyming narrative and colrful illustrations, it's an interesting book to read aloud. We enjoyed reading it together.
Kristin Hamrock
Children love books like this about animals and bugs! This book is about different animals and what kinds of bugs that they eat. It is sure to keep children engaged based on the subject as well as the great illustrations that take up the entire page.
Kellee Hao
Grade: 1st
This is a very interesting story that is telling a eating cycle from a bug to other bigger animals to humans! Not only is it a little funny, but it also rhymes as well, so yes, it is a poem! This would be a great addition to your science animal for your classroom library.
Heather Ledet
A nice introduction to insects and the animals that eat them! Introduces the fact that many cultures also consider insects delicious food. The end has more detailed information about the insects and the animals that eat them.
A good beginning reading book for 1st grade.
Jan 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: k-nf-unsorted
After reading this, kids may understand that bugs are an important part of life on Earth -- so many animals rely on them as a food source. (Even some people!)
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: preschool-books
not a fan of books that encourage kids to think bugs are gross/scary
short, rhyming text
Sarah Kramer
Jul 30, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: toddlers/preschoolers
Shelves: storytime-books
Themes: insects, food
Feb 13, 2012 rated it it was ok
This book taught me about what bugs eat for lunch. I learned what spiders eat, and how they get their food and other insects and how they get their food. It was a good book.
Kevin Bokay
Jun 26, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: storytime
A wonderful rhyming book about animals, insects, and even people who eat bugs. Great for the SRP 2008.
Katie Scherrer
Bugs for lunch? EEWWW!!!! This book is great for an insect theme.
Mar 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2012-13
Not sure how I just happened to come across this book. Would be great to use with a study of insects--animals (and people) who eat bugs. Rhyming text, facts.
Aug 06, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Marisa by: Julez- -- thanks, it is good!
Good rhyming text. Non-fiction, but short enough for a storytime. Good vocabulary.
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