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Roaches roaming in your cereal bowl? Yum! How about spiders spinning webs around you while you sleep? Or lice building houses in your hair? Sound like fun? It is with these bugs! Bug lovers everywhere will delight in this wonderfully creepy-crawly collection of poetry. Douglas McKelvey's fun, catchy rhymes paired with Caldecott-medalist Richard Egielski's humorous ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published June 4th 2001 by Philomel (first published June 2001)
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Leelo
Aug 21, 2019 rated it liked it
I liked the concept of this book--introducing bugs to kids through different activities that the kids in the book are doing that intersect with what bugs do. The only thing I have a bit of an issue with is that the words can be a bit too advanced. You can understand what's happening without them but it may discourage them or cause you to pause the story to explain a word. That's not necessarily bad, but it doesn't make for a fluid story for storytime.
Aleece
Sep 05, 2013 rated it did not like it
It starts out rhyming but it just seemed to go downhill from there. The illustrations were a little disturbing and the people in the book looked a little weird. Also the rhyming didn’t flow as well towards the end. Something about this book just seemed off to me.
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The remote descendant of Scottish horse-thieving ancestors, Douglas Kaine McKelvey has already bested the dubious achievements of his predecessors by penning five published books and penning lyrics for more than 250 songs recorded by a variety of artists including Kenny Rogers, Switchfoot, and Jason Gray.

Douglas is currently completing the manuscript for a YA sci-fi/fantasy novel and making slow
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