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This is an excellent book of absolutely hysterical poems and wonderful illustrations. It made me laugh out loud. You must read "the weevils" on page 24! — Northshire Staff
“Mosquitoes are thin./Mosquitoes are rude./They feast on your skin/For take-out food.” Children will delight in the playful language and hilarious illustrations while they learn about twenty-one insects that will bug or beguile them. From swooping dragonflies and twirling whirligig beetles to marching army ants and feasting mosquitoes, here is one pest infestation you’ll welcome into your home!
About the Author
DOUGLAS FLORIAN is the creator of many acclaimed poetry picture books, including lizards, frogs, and polliwogs, a Child Magazine Best Book of the Year; mammalabilia, an ABA's Pick of the Lists; and insectlopedia, a New York Times bestseller, ALA Notable Children's Book, and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. He lives with his family in New York City.
"Florian's elegant poems and watercolor collages are a treat."--Los Angeles Times
(star)"The clever artwork . . . and arachnid verse it illustrates will delight readers."--Booklist (starred review)
(star)"There are other books of poetry about insects . . . but none match Insectlopedia."--School Library Journal (starred review)