Face Bug by J. Patrick Lewis

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In this ingenious picture book, Children’s Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis invites you to visit the Face Bug Museum. There, readers can meet fourteen bugs in Lewis's sly, humorous poems; gaze upon giant close-ups of the creatures' faces in Siskind's photographs; and follow the antics of two beetle friends in Kelly Murphy's artwork. This is a trip to a museum-built by bugs, for bugs-unlike any other. It is also a poetry collection, macro-photography book, and illustrated story-all in one. Includes end notes with photographs of the entire bugs and further information about these creatures.


About J. Patrick Lewis

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J. Patrick Lewis is the 2011 winner of the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children and is the current U.S. Children's Poet Laureate. He has written more than sixty books for children and adults, including If You Were a Chocolate Mustache, Spot the Plot: A Riddle Book of Book Riddles and Please Bury Me in the Library. In Spring 2013, he has two other picture books scheduled: Poemobiles: Imaginary Car Poems (co-written with Douglas Florian, Schwarz & Wade) and World Rat Day: Poems About Holidays You Have Never Heard Of (Candlewick). He lives in Westerville, Ohio.Frederic B. Siskind's photographs have appeared in Life, National Geographic Kids, Nature's Best, Natural History, Outdoor Photographer, and Birder's World; in children's books on lions, dragonflies, butterflies, caterpillars, fireflies, and amphibians; and in calendars published by Audubon, Teldon, and Shearson. He lives in McLean, Virginia.Kelly Murphy has illustrated numerous picture books and chapter books, including the New York Times best seller Masterpiece; Secrets at Sea; and the Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist book series. She teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design and lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
Published March 1, 2013 by WordSong. 36 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Arts & Photography, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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For kids who love bugs! Gruesome but fascinating photomicrographs of 14 different bugs are the focus of this unusual science book that combines poetry, line drawings and scientific facts to bring bugs alive for curious children.

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Who says bugs aren’t cute? Lewis zeros in on insects’ best assets in this poetry book with a quirky concept: it’s the grand opening of the Face Bug Museum, which features closeup photos of insects. Th

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K-Gr 5—Visitors to this book get close-up, photographic views of 15 amazing creatures, including the Hickory Horned Devil and the Nursery Web Spider, whose eyes are impossible to avoid counting. "Eight black eyes in a whiskery face,/Eight round eyes in a dark crawl space/That never bother blinkin...

Apr 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Face Bug

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