The Bugliest Bug

By Carol Diggory Shields; Scott Nash (Illustrator)
Candlewick Press (MA), Paperback, 9780763622930, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 2005

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"A rollicking, tongue-in-cheek entree to the entomological world." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
In this rousing read-aloud from the creators of SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE DINOSAUR STOMP, all of insect land is abuzz with news of a big contest The demure Damselfly Dilly -- "neither clever nor frilly" -- has no thoughts of winning, but she's curious to see who will. Lively verse mixes fun, fancy, and fascinating fact, while exuberant artwork virtually flies off the page.

About the Author
Carol Diggory-Shields is the author of many works for children including the poetry booksLunch Money, Almost Late to School, andAfter the Bell Rings. She currently works as a children s librarian and previously worked with children as a recreational therapist. She lives in northern California.Scott Nash is an award-winning illustrator of the Flat Stanley series and Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp by Carol Diggory Shields. His design firm, Nashbox Studios, has lent its expertise to such kid-centric brands as PBS, Nickelodeon, and Disney. He lives in Maine. You can visit him online at
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