Bug Off! by Jane Yolen
Creepy, Crawly Poems

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In Bug Off! readers meet thirteen bugs in playful, humorous poems and startling, intimate photographs. Nonfiction prose paragraphs broaden the perspective: Children will learn how bees make honey, that many butterflies can taste food with their feet, that lovebugs can fly higher than the Empire State Building, and much more. The subjects will be familiar to kids—a fly, praying mantis, honeybee, butterfly, daddy longlegs, lovebug, dragonfly, tick, ladybug, spider, grasshopper, ants, and a swarm of bugs—but the poems, photographs, and nonfiction passages present them in eye-opening new ways. Includes an author\u2019s note that encourages readers to write their own bug poems.

About Jane Yolen

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Jane Yolen has received many awards, including both the Kerlan Award and the Regina Medal for the body of her work. She lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts, and St. Andrews, Scotland.Jason Stemple is a freelance photographer who has collaborated with Jane Yolen on many books, including A Mirror to Nature, winner of the John Burroughs Young Readers Award, and Wild Wings, winner of the National Outdoor Book Award. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina.
Published April 1, 2012 by WordSong. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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/ And then, as if / an unseen broom / sweeps / skimmingly / across the sky, / the swarm is gone / in a blink / of an eye.” Stemple’s photographs are the true stars of this book.

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The team behind A Mirror to Nature and Wild Wings offers another striking pairing of poems and photographs about the natural world, in this case the mysterious lives of insects. Each poem (and photogr

Feb 27 2012 | Read Full Review of Bug Off!: Creepy, Crawly Poems

Youth Services Book Review

This book showcases twelve common insects, such as house flies, spiders, and ants in a series of two-page spreads, each of which includes a bright, colorful photograph, a poem by author extraordinaire Jane Yolen, and several interesting facts.

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