The Bugliest Bug

The Bugliest Bug Cover

The Bugliest Bug

By Carol Diggory Shields; Scott Nash (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Paperback, 9780763622930, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 12, 2005

Description
"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 thinks "insects are awesome! As I studied insects for THE BUGLIEST BUG, I realized that every invention people have come up with, from catapults to jet propulsion, had already been invented and used by bugs for millions of years. And that is why to be bugly is the ultimate compliment." Carol Diggory Shields is a children s librarian and lives in northern California with her family.

Scott Nash is the illustrator of many children's books, including OH, TUCKER! by Steven Kroll and MARTIAN ROCK and SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE DINOSAUR STOMP by Carol Diggory Shields. He lives with his wife on an island off the coast of Maine."