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The story itself was not what I expected after reading the title. The storyline was forced in a way that the rhyme scheme may have prohibited. The rhymes are fun and pictures fit the story exactly. As a teacher, I would use this story to teach students how to make predictions. I would demonstrate this by reading the title and making a prediction about the book based on the front cover. I would explain to my students that predictions require making new connections using prior knowledge. Predictio ...more
This was a cute enough premise, and many of the scenes at the ball were quite funny, but some of the rhymes felt forced. I particularly thought the phrase "by and by" seemed dated and unexplained to a small child. I thought that phrase was an anachronism when I was a child; thirty years later, it's, sadly, still being used. The illustrations were hit-and-miss. Finding the insects being mentioned in the text was a nice side activity. I also commend the author for differentiating between insects a ...more
Jan 16, 2016 The Brothers rated it really liked it
Mr. Mosquito is going to a high-class shin-dig. The queen bee is there so he dressed up nice and fancy. But the party is threatened by BIG FEET. Luckily, Mr. Mosquito remembers he is one of the most annoying insects on the planet, and with the help of his friends and family, he saves the day.
I'm an elementary teacher and my students absolutely LOVE this book! It's a great book to work with rhyming, predictions, new vocab, and using illustrations to enhance a story. I've used this as a read-aloud with a wide range of reading levels, and will continue to use this book in my classroom. Highly recommend!