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This tribute to the delightful nastiness of bugs features 16 poems by accomplished children's poets, including Marilyn Singer, J. Patrick Lewis, and Rebecca Andrew Loescher. Fun facts about the featured creatures round out this sure bet for poetry fans and bug enthusiasts alike. Full color....

Title : Nasty Bugs
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ISBN : 9780803737167
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
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Nasty Bugs Reviews

  • PaulHankins
    2019-05-05 23:56

    Poetry. . .bugs. . .boys. . .I think I see a kind of perfect match with the approach of April when we begin to celebrate poetry with our younger readers. Okay. Wait. Maybe we lost you here. Bugs. . .yes. . .bugs. Look around your room right now? I'll bet you have some boys who absolutely love bugs. But when will they ever get to read a collection of poems about them? Or find them in a lesson or a book quite possibly meant just for them.Lee Bennett Hopkins has done it again with NASTY BUGS. He's brought along his poetic friends to include Rebecca Kai Dotlich ("Boll Weevil"), X. J. Kennedy ("Colorado Potato Beetle"), Marilyn Singer ("Disagreeable Fleas"), J. Patrick Lewis ("Spoiled Rotten"), Kristine O'Connell George ("Bedbug Has a Bite to Eat"), and Douglas Florian ("The Giant Water Bug").Will Terry's illustrations are a graphic delight with each page dedicated to the piece and a depiction of the bug being celebraed. The illustrations are cartoon-ish, but realistic enough to satisfy your bug lovers in the room. For Writer's Workshop readiness, Hopkins's collection here has some of the best of the best by way of master poets who tease with a promised rhyme or lend an irresistible cadence that just begs reading aloud.Marilyn Singer offers these lines about fleas:The eager bugsset up shopin houses, yards,on St. Bernards.Can you hear the cadence here? Your younger readers/listeners will be able as well, making Singer's piece just one that can be emulated for style and rhythm of a student's own.Current Children's Poet Laureate, J. Patrick Lewis offers this not-quite-ready-for-lunchtime piece about maggots:I'm a maggot.I'm a marvelof the larval generation.I'm a commaIn a dramaof disgusting devastation.There is a hip hop feel to this piece that invites conversations about internal rhyme and metaphor that younger readers might recognize in classroom-friendly rap pieces. "Spoiled Rotten" really demonstrates why J. Patrick Lewis is a treasured children's poet.Amy Ludwig Vanderwater's piece, "Lice" will have you looking for your school-provided little black comb after that first itch materializes. I am the proud owner of a number of Lee Bennett Hopkins's anthologies and collections and he never disappoints, even with a creepy-crawly subject like "bugs." The ability to draw from some of today's best children's poets continue to make Hopkins one to look to and to look for when adding poetry collections to one's classroom library. "Ladder" this one up with two poetry book coming out this year by children's poetry treasures, Jane Yolen (BUG OFF) and Helen Frost (STEP GENTLY OUT). It's going to be a buggy poetry month this year!

  • Peg
    2019-04-23 03:10

    Sixteen poems, three of which were commissioned for this book, inform and entertain readers. Poets include Hopkins, X. J. Kennedy, Marilyn Singer, J. Patrick Lewis, Alice Schertle, Douglas Florian, and several other well-known poets. Their creatures bite and suck their ways through plants, animals, humans, and stuff like wood in poems of free verse or tight rhythm and rhyme. The vocabulary is marvelous, with inventive words such as “yum-yucky,” and “pediculous,” descriptive terms such as writhing, stealthy, and blood-filled, and rich language filled with words like armament, marbled, gobble, genealogy. These poems aren’t just for fun, though, as they are packed with information about the bugs’ modus operandi and/or consequences of their action. Many familiar insects, including bedbugs, fleas, lice, mosquitoes, and wasps, are included along with some less familiar (boll weevil, potato beetle, chigger). Will Terry’s brightly colored illustrations mostly fill the pages, with the poems lying over each illustration. His bugs feature exaggerated eyes, legs, and stingers as they skitter, crawl, or eat their way across each page. His focus is always the bug’s line and shape, but each drawing is filled with other details to add to the ick-factor. His perspectives vary and draw the reader into the situation. I guarantee these poems and illustrations will have you scratching before the end of the book! Three pages of information on each bug are an added plus; this backmatter includes a thumbprint size illustration, a one-liner from the poem, the bugs scientific name or order, and facts about each bug. The poems read aloud well and offer some opportunities for dramatic readings. This isn’t just for budding entomologists; even those grossed out by bugs of all shapes and sizes will be smiling as they learn.

  • Pamela Kramer
    2019-04-23 04:12

    'Nasty Bugs' features poems selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins and illustrations by Will Terry. It's a delightful book and will be greatly enjoyed by children of all ages.The bugs are nasty and gross and include maggots, chiggers, wasps, lice and bed bugs. It's definitely not a read for the faint-of-heart! Sensitive children will have nightmares after seeing the head full of grayish lice as large as fingers in a head of hair, or a large, fanged bed bug hiding under the covers while a child peers anxiously in at the door.Because the poems are by different poets, there are some really great ones and a few that will be skipped over -- the meter is just a bit off. But most of the poems are itchingly great.Lice:"In seven days a batch will hatch, drink human blood, turn brown. In one more week they'll lay more eggs, infesting one more town."Spoiled Rotten:"I'm a maggot, I'm a marvel of the larval generation, I'm a comma in a drama of disgusting devastation."Read the whole review at:

  • Joey Zadina
    2019-04-21 02:08

    With splendid rhyming and colorful pictures, this book will have kindergarten and first grade students coming out of their seats with excitement! Nasty Bugs is a great book of poems about bugs and the title says it all! This book would be a fantastic way to introduce a science unit about bugs to a classroom full of young students! With poems about stink bugs and fire ants, among many other wild types of bugs, this book is sure to keep the students entertained while at the same time teaching them about many types of insects that they will probably know nothing about. Onomatopoeia is used throughout to provide a teacher of young children a great way to use voice in order to captivate the attention of the young listeners! This is a book that I would definitely keep around for some interesting conversations in science class about bugs.

  • Dolly
    2019-05-08 06:55

    This is a humorous and entertaining collection about bugs most of us consider quite odious, like fleas, cockroaches, mosquitos and the like. The poems are short and most of them rhyme and while the poems can be enjoyed individually, we really enjoyed reading them all at one time. The illustrations are colorful and the poor, maligned bugs sorta look cute. Overall, I think this is a great book of poems and would be useful in a classroom or for storytime. I have to admit that our girls decided to pass on the section in the back that provides additional information about each of the bugs profiled.

  • Jessica Harrison
    2019-05-01 05:59

    Full review at Cracking the CoverThere’s nothing cuddly about the nasty bugs. Even presented in this humorous book, there none to friendly. Bold, almost Pixar-esque illustrations give readers a close-up look at maggots, flies and lice.“Nasty Bugs” is a fun, fast-moving book of poetry. Kids will enjoy the bigger-than-life illustrations and tongue-in-cheek text. Fun facts about each bug, which are found at the end of the book, are an added bonus.

  • Christine Turner
    2019-05-21 03:51

    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.

  • Sandy Brehl
    2019-04-29 00:16

    Any time Lee Bennet Hopkins puts together a collection of poems, I'm at the front of a line waiting to read the book. This is no exception. Will Terry's colorfully intense and lush double-page spread illustrations are equally engaging, blending humor with the science embedded in each poem. This is a book that should be in every classroom, library, poetry unit, and home. Entertaining and informative is a priceless combination.

  • Lauren Suchomski
    2019-05-13 01:01

    Poetry book about bugs. Here are some lesson ideas:* Teacher selects several poems to read aloud to the class and has students draw what they think the bugs look like. Can pair with Nonfiction books about the specific bugs and compare the way the information is presented to students* In partners, students each get a bug to research and fill out a chart/form on. (Form would list bug name, location, appearance, etc) Students then have to present their bugs findings to the class.

  • Diane
    2019-04-30 03:59

    The tagline is "Poems to make your skin crawl" and they certainly do! These poems demonstrate how research and art can combine with great affect. The poets obviously know their topic and the poems communicate the appearance and interesting (if not disgusting!) traits of these different bugs. Illustrations are in vibrant colors for student appeal. A section in the back goes into more detail about each of these bugs.

  • Susie
    2019-05-04 23:52

    This is an outstanding picture book on many levels: 1) the poetry is so well done, with many different, clever ones included 2) the illustrations are so colorful. They're just WOW! 3)it's also educational. The poems inform, and there is additional information at the back for each type of pest. 4) it's funny and creepy, just what kids like! I can just imagine some students sharing stories when some of the poems are read-- maybe more than we'd want to hear!

  • Christina
    2019-04-26 04:13

    A collection of bug poetry by various authors including Marilyn Singer and Douglas Florian. The gross out factor will surely entice boys and others who want to hear the down and dirty details of how a Water bug injects enzymes in order to "suck suck suck"! And in verse no less. This anthology is sure to find an audience.

  • Great Books
    2019-04-24 06:48

    Families will find this collection of poems about some of nature's least desirable critters very delightful. Clever language and bold, bright illustrations will bring smiles, and may even cause some itching! Reviewer 11.

  • Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
    2019-04-26 06:56

    A book of poetry with a decided ick factor. When I got to the one on lice - I seriously cringed. Each poem is written by a different poet. Well done in both illustrations & poetry. A must have for National Poetry Month.

  • Nicole
    2019-05-15 05:55

    Some pretty cute, fun to read aloud poems in here. The viewpoint is decidedly against the bugs, but some are a bit more creative. The illustrations are big, vibrant, and good for a storytime. I particularly liked the Boll Weevil poem/song as it begs for rhythm and a voice.

  • Jeanne
    2019-04-30 03:53

    Yuck! Not sure entomologists would appreciate the tone of this book. Bunch of poems inform the reader about bugs. Not the best poetry, but probably entertaining to the intended audience. Viciously cute illustrations.

  • Marge
    2019-05-08 08:06

    giant water bugs, cockroachs, tick-tock tick, etc.

  • Allison
    2019-05-12 02:01

    Eh. . .it didn't do anything for me.

  • The Brothers
    2019-05-17 02:51

    A collection of fun poems (that tries to be like Ogden Nash, but just isn't) about all sorts of insects ranging from mosquito to ticks.Very fun illustrations.

  • Ratforcekids
    2019-05-05 03:11

    Nasty bugs is chock full of poems featuring creepy, crawly bugs and illustrated with plenty of ickiness.

  • Alice
    2019-04-27 07:02

    Cute informative poems by a nice selection of poets.

  • Patty
    2019-04-22 00:08

    I enjoyed the humorous poems however the scientific information in the back of the book make it much more.

  • Bridget R. Wilson
    2019-04-21 01:06

    Gross! Boys will love this collection.

  • Edward Sullivan
    2019-05-15 06:48

    Fun collection of verse about creepy crawlies.

  • Greta
    2019-04-29 04:53

    Will Terry's illustrations are so fitting for this book of bug poetry. Great book!

  • Carol
    2019-05-13 23:52

    The vibrant illustrations by Will Terry make this collection of bug poems pop.

  • Colby Sharp
    2019-04-27 02:13

    I think Nasty Bugs has a real shot to win a Nerdy Book Club poetry award.

  • Wendy Garland
    2019-05-01 03:16

    Poetry about even the smallest, most obnoxious creatures abounds - ticks, lice, mosquitoes, etc. Fantastic, colorful illustrations make this one very appealing.

  • Paula
    2019-04-27 05:16

    Ewwwww-lots of fun!

  • Kate Hastings
    2019-04-29 01:49

    Grades 2-5. Fun poems about bugs, great for use in classrooms studying bugs and for poetry month.