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Pest Fest

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  49 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews

Be our guest

at the fest

where the test

is to find which pest

is the best --

or at least

a better pest

Hardcover, 40 pages
Published June 5th 2007 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
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I love the illustrations. The perspective of the small insect creatures is wonderful. They are playful, yet realistic. I can imagine both the writer and the illustrator, spending a lot of time in the insect world. Great story for summer and as fictional introduction to the creepy crawlies we find in our yards.
Donna Mork
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
A talent show for bugs. The fly is worried. She doesn't sing, or glow, or look beautiful. But she is the best at pestering animals and humans. She wins the show.
Jun 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
Pest Fest is a book full of different types of bugs who are holding a talent contest to find the best of pest fest! The lowly housefly moans and whimpers since he has no talent...but the others make him see the light and he is crowned the winner!

Used for "You Light Up My Night, Firefly" Storytime: June, 2011.

Used for "BUGS" Storytime: April, 2012.
Sanchez Library
Feb 29, 2016 rated it liked it
"The prince of persecution" wins the pest fest! Funny...looks like it would be a good read for the lower grades up to 2nd grade because they have a fascination with bugs and this could be a start-off point for studying each insect more in depth.
The Styling Librarian
Feb 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids-books, poetry
Pest Fest by Julia Durango, illustrated by Kurt Cyrus - poetry - really enjoyed reading this poetry book which was quite the surprise, one poem, one long poem, one funny long poem, one special funny long poem... here's to unexpected poetry surprises!
Sally Staples
Apr 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-book
This book has great illustrations. It talks about different insects and how there is a talent contest to see which insect is the best pest. The illustrations are from the view of an insect so everything is extra large. Cute Story!
Aug 04, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Gorgeous illustrations of all sorts of insects and spiders highlight this rhyming book about a contest to determine which among them is the biggest pest. We've borrowed this book from the library a few times. It's fun and our girls really like all the bugs.
Jun 11, 2016 rated it it was ok
Beautiful pictures but the wording and flow wasn't that great.
Jan 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Pest Fest! Pest Fest! the carpet beetle barked....

Which insect do you think will win the Talent Contest and be named the "Best Pest of the Year?!"
Julia Jasztal
Nov 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: i-own
Lynne Marie
Jan 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Active and energetic, with lots of great rhyming and info about bugs. Boys in particular would enjoy this!
Nov 19, 2007 rated it liked it
Bugs of all kinds compete to see who's the biggest pest in this picture book. The rhyming text makes for a good read-aloud and the bug illustrations are truely impressive.
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Children love this book. Do not judge it be the cover.
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Julia writes books for kids of all ages in a small town by the Illinois River. Cha-Cha Chimps, her picture book for youngest readers, is a 2014 ILLINOIS READS title. Upcoming books include The Second Guard fantasy series (Disney Hyperion 2015) and her debut YA novel, The Leveller (HarperTeen 2015).
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