Oddhopper Opera by Kurt Cyrus
A Bug's Garden of Verses

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Put an ear to the ground for the clicking, popping, snapping music of this garden grown wild. In verse as witty as it is buggy, Kurt Cyrus conducts a chirruping chorus of voices great and small. From a stinkbug trying (and failing) to hide itself to a cicada's struggle to escape its own skin to an ant's marathon dinner march and a frog's identity crisis, here is a garden teeming with down-to-earth fun for readers of every species--no matter how many legs they have!

About Kurt Cyrus

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KURT CYRUS is the illustrator of M. T. Anderson's Whales on Stilts, and The Clue of the Linoleum Lederhosen. He lives in Cottage Grove, Oregon.
Published April 1, 2001 by Harcourt Children's Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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") or bird with delicious realism, he introduces such appealing characters as a confused young frog who wonders where his tail went, Mama Pitter-Patter-Pede with her "half a hundred legs," and a squad of industrious dung beetles: “ 'Papa, O Papa Bug, what will we eat?' / 'It's gummy, it's yummy, ...

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and ants who march along, shouting "BOINK" as they bump heads (a joke for budding entomologists who are aware that ants touch antennae to communicate).

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