Breakout at the Bug Lab by Ruth Horowitz
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What happens when the bug lab your mom works in is having a celebration with TV cameras and big shots-and there's a giant hissing cockroach named Max on the loose? Two brothers try banana peels, dog food, and everything else they can think of to catch the runaway roach. Will the advice of a mysterious stranger who tells them to "think like a bug" turn the tide? Will Max be too smart to get caught? Or will the whole celebration turn buggy?!

Fans of bugs, adventure, and surprises will enjoy every twist and squirm of this action-packed escapade.
 

About Ruth Horowitz

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Ruth Horowitz is "drawn to species that get overlooked because they're not big-eyed or cuddly or cute. I hope this book will show readers the rewards of reaching out to a being that may seem utterly alien at first glance." Kate Kiesler makes her home in the mountains but enjoyed painting the seashore. "On a snowy day I could walk into my studio and be at the beach. Sometimes I could almost smell the salty air. Author Joan Holub graduated from college in Texas with a fine arts degree. She illustrated her first published children's book in 1992 and began illustrating full time, shortly thereafter. She sold her first two manuscripts in 1996 and has since become a full time author. She has written and/or illustrated over 130 children's books, including the Goddess Girls and Heroes in Training Series.
 
Published May 1, 2001 by Dial. 48 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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The first page of this easy reader sets the tone for a very funny story narrated by an unnamed boy whose entomologist mother works at a complex of scientific research labs, working with insects in the bug lab.

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