Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

The Big Bug Book

The Big Bug Book

David A. Carter
Novelty Book
For ages 3 to 6
Simon and Schuster, 2008   ISBN: 978-1416940951

There are all kinds of bugs out there. Some will make you laugh, some might make you shudder, a few will surprise you, and there even some that will make you wonder what this world is coming to. In this comical and bug-filled book, you will get to meet some bugs that are truly unique.

As you turn the pages, open boxes, lift flaps, and explore, you will discover that David Carter's bugs are not like the beetles, bees, and butterflies that you are used to seeing. Some of these bugs are really odd looking. For example, take a look at the Tough Bug as it works out in its red box. Have you ever seen such an odd looking creature? Then there are the bugs that look ordinary enough but that have very peculiar habits. Take the Roller-Coaster bugs for example. These colorful little critters like to ride up and down roller coasters whenever they can. Kissing Bugs are big on smooching and hugging, while "dainty" Dancing Bugs can perform elegant ballets.

Children who have a fondness for creepy crawlies will love this amusing novelty title. There are pop ups on every double page spread, many of which are cleverly hidden under flaps that need to be opened by the reader to reveal the secret that is underneath.