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Nasty Bugs

Lee Bennett Hopkins, Will Terry (Illustrator)


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A collection of creepy, crawly poems by some of today's most beloved children's poets

This tribute to the delightful nastiness of bugs features sixteen poems by accomplished children's poets, including Marilyn Singer, J. Patrick Lewis, and Rebecca Andrew Loescher. From "Ode to a Dead Mosquito" to "Termite Tune," this brightly illustrated, kid-friendly collection riffs on the details of the world's most infamous insects. Fun facts about the featured creatures round out this sure bet for poetry fans and bug enthusiasts alike.

Praise For Nasty Bugs

"While each of the poems has a humorous touch, they also capture the essence of just what it is that makes the bugs so undesirable."--Booklist

"A squirm-inducing tribute to our blood-sucking, garbage-eating insect friends."--Publishers Weekly

"Terry's smooth, vividly colored paintings, mostly double-page spreads underlying the poems, add to the fun."--Kirkus Reviews 

Puffin Books, 9780147519146, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2016

About the Author

Lee Bennett Hopkins has been publishing books for children and young adults since 1969. He divides his time between New York and Florida.

Will Terry ( studied illustration at Brigham Young University before pursuing his lifelong dream of becoming a children's book illustrator. He lives with his wife and three sons in Salt Lake City, Utah.