Hey There, Stink Bug! (Paperback)
Charlesbridge Publishing, 9781580893404, 45pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2008
A swarm of insects introduces readers to the joy of poetry. Witty poems describe how insects capture prey, trick predators, attract mates, and have managed to survive for 400 million years. Scientifically accurate information further explains bug behavior. Eye-catching linoleum-cut illustrations practically crawl across the pages. Includes notes that explain 19 poetic forms and stylistic techniques plus a glossary of entomological terms.
About the Author
Leslie Bulion has written poetry for her own enjoyment since fourth grade. She has been interested in science and nature for as long as she can remember. Leslie earned graduate degrees in Oceanography and Social Work, and worked as a medical social worker and school social worker. She wrote for parenting magazines and the internet when her two daughters were small, and has been writing stories for children since 1998. She is the author of Fatuma's New Cloth, winner of the 2003 Children's Africana Book Award for best picture book, as well as HEY THERE, STINK BUG!; TALL SHIPS FUN!; MISSING PIECES; and ONE PIECE AT A TIME. Leslie has also edited chapter books for the education market. Leslie lives in Durham, Connecticut with her husband, her two daughters, and her two big dogs.