Bugs Galore (Board book)
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"Squirmy and educational." — Kirkus Reviews
Dig in as a flurry of bugs of every shape, size, and color crawl across the page in a veritable infestation of whimsy and humor. Cars Galore creators Peter Stein and Bob Staake return with an in-the-dirt, high-in-the-sky critter tale buzzing with nonstop rhymes and swarming with comical retro illustrations.
About the Author
Peter Stein has been a highly successfully writer, editor, designer, and art director for more than twenty years. He is the author of seven gift books, including Age Is Nothing: Attitude Is Everything and Fine Friends: A Little Book About You and Me. He lives in Petaluma, California.
Bob Staake has written and/or illustrated more than fifty books, including The Red Lemon, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year. His work has graced the cover of The New Yorker more than a dozen times, and his November 17, 2008, Barack Obama victory cover was named the Best Magazine Cover of the Year by Time magazine. He lives on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts.
An energetic ode to insects in a style that's Dr. Seuss meets Hieronymus Bosch... The madcap cartoons create an atmosphere that feels almost interplanetary, playing up the alien nature (and the diversity) of the insect world.
With bouncing rhyme and illustrations that demand multiple viewings, Bugs Galore is a rollicking celebration of all things creepy-crawly. This highly successful collaboration shows how well text and artwork can add up to something more... The main action is always clear and bold, but each spread features dozens of bugs with individual details, expressions, and actions. Kids will love identifying the little creatures specified in the text and discovering other stories through the pictures.
—School Library Journal
A veritable swarm of adjectives, opposites and, ew, bugs... Squirmy and educational.
Bright, digitally generated illustrations reminiscent of the atomic-style cartoons of the 1950s and 1960s accompany spare, absurdist rhymes that make you smile. This one should be read aloud often.
—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Peter Stein and illustrator Bob Staake have made me love boy things. In CARS GALORE they imagined cars that snore, smell, rock out and do loop-de-loops and described them all in funny, silly, concise rhymes. They've done it again with BUGS GALORE, where the creepy crawlies of the world watch TV, swim in soup, do a conga line with food and light up the night sky.
—Huffington Post Parents blog