Roberto, The Insect Architect by Nina Laden

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Ever since he was a wee mite (a termite, that is), Roberto has wanted to be an architect. Discouraged by his wood-eating family and friends, he decides to follow his dream to the big, bug city. There he meets a slew of not-so-creepy, crawly characters who spark in him the courage to build a community for them all.

With stunning collage illustrations and witty text, the creator of the bestselling The Night I Followed the Dog, Private I. Guana, and When Pigasso Met Mootisse brings to life a funny and inspirational story that will encourage readers of any age to build their dreams. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which looks nearly identical to the print version.
 

About Nina Laden

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Nina Laden grew up in the New York City area. The daughter of two artists, she studied illustration at Syracuse University. She is the author and illustrator of The Night I Followed the Dog, also published by Chronicle Books.
 
Published April 9, 2013 by Chronicle Books LLC. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This good-natured tale, whose striking collages incorporate wood products and city photographs, introduces a termite who went against the grain.... Roberto didn't eat his food. He played with it.

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Laden (When Pigasso Met Mootisse) wittily imagines a termite with a social conscience, one who ensures that bedbugs have ""their very own beds."" She incorporates woodworking tools into her bug-themed spreads and creates furniture from carefully cropped pieces of cork and veneer.

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