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A young explorer finds dragonflies, bees, beetles, and an army of black ants on the move in this introduction to insects and other creepy crawlies. A four-page glossary provides information on the sixteen kinds of bugs seen in this story....

Title : Bug Safari
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ISBN : 9780823417070
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 36 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Bug Safari Reviews

  • Shannon
    2019-01-23 08:10

    This book is so cute! Most adults, and probably some of the kids, will guess that the boy is really in his back yard the whole time, and so his musings throughout his "safari" had me chuckling throughout. I particularly enjoyed the comment that he hoped to see another human being sometime in his life. This would be a great way to kick off a summer outdoor excursion: read the book and then have the kids see if they can find any of the bugs spotted in the story.

  • Amanda
    2019-02-04 08:01

    Bug Safari tells the tale of a young explorer lost in a jungle; he encounters many different kinds of bugs and what they do (i.e., ants, bees, beetles). The narrative includes questions that heighten anxiety (“We were moving quickly—but to where and what?”) as well as informational tidbits about the bugs. Barner’s prose is clear and includes some figurative language, and the action in the story moves quickly along. The accompany illustrations are truly delightful. They include bright, often primary, colors and recognizable shapes with a touch of the abstract. What is lost in minute detail is made up with the sometimes exaggerated characterization displayed in the illustrations.

  • Laura
    2019-01-28 06:13

    I was surprised by how much I enjoyed reading this book to my students! My first graders are in the midst of an insect unit in the media center. In this title, a safari scientists follows a group of marching black ants and observes their habits. The ants face natural predators and ultimately end up in the same place as our intrepid scientists - a picnic! Bob Barner includes a blurb of info about each insect in the book. A perfect introduction to an insect nonfiction lesson or bug safari of your own. My students also enjoyed the bright, attractive illustrations.Recommended for kindergarten and first grade. This is definitely a title I'll use with my students again.

  • Cindi
    2019-02-14 09:55

    Colorful illustrations that pop off the page and a story for the explorer in all of us. The young explorer of this book isn't sure he will survive his safari adventure, but all ends well.Read more of my review at the link below.

  • Neil Nicholson
    2019-02-08 04:13

    The little boy in this story goes on an ant safari. He tells a narrative of everything that happened on the safari. The pictures are great. I would recommend this book for grades 3rd through 5th. I was thinking this book could be used as an example of a narrative story. The author does a great job of using narrative elements and lots of supporting details that kids need to know when writing.

  • Matthew
    2019-02-05 02:20

    This is great for primary readers, and that's exactly who I used it with and every group that I read it to really enjoyed it. The text differentiates between insects and bugs and has a nice narrative adventure to push the pace of the text forward. It's really a well done book with a postscript that allows for some extra details about the insects found in the text.

  • Beth
    2019-02-07 08:14

    Vibrant colors add to the safari with ants to a picnic. Students mention that they have recently measured ants. Further information about the many book mentioned in the book is included in addition to a diagram of a bug.

  • Cj
    2019-01-28 01:59

    I found this book very fun to read with the kids and the pictures are pretty unique:-) I also enjoyed that there's a glossary in the back of the book that list all the insects and what not that was in the book.

  • Peacegal
    2019-01-30 07:56

    As a child I was avidly devoted to studying the goings-on in every inch of my yard and the nearby creek bank; this book brought back some memories. Bug Safari is a celebration of the magic of backyard nature.

  • Miss Sarah
    2019-02-16 04:14

    A little boy follows the ants around him and bumps into other animals as he follows them. Where could they could be going? He learns some great stuff along the way. Very cute concept but long so one on one or preschool.

  • Shyam Rahim
    2019-02-01 09:08

    "This is a book about a little boy who goes on a safari through his garden, following the ants. I loved this book because I love the ants! I love the pictures. Girls and boys will definitely like it because there are butterflies and dragonflies!"

  • Hayli Wrigley
    2019-01-31 06:17

    I could see a kid being interested in this book, especially boys, because it is about following bugs. I would be a fun book to attach to a science lesson about bugs. Maybe have a lesson, read the book, then go on a bug safari as a class or have an ant farm.

  • Hilary Wagner
    2019-01-26 08:22

    We love buggies! :)

  • Bree
    2019-02-20 09:21

    used it during our bug week. the kids loved the bright colorful pages. I thought the story was a good one and used fun expressive tones in my voice while reading it.

  • Zonia
    2019-02-22 03:09

    Colorful collage illustrations make this first person adventure an exciting way to learn about our insect world. Bug facts included on the last pages.

  • Alicia
    2019-01-29 09:57

    Loved the informational facts about some of the creatures you encountered on your bug safari. It was fun to learn about bug life and find out what these creatures do all day.

  • Paula
    2019-01-29 08:21

    Tells how the author, as a young boy, followed a trail of ants and came across various other insects and small creatures, then briefly provides facts about each creature encountered.

  • Gigi
    2019-02-16 09:53

    The author recalls a memory of following an ant trail. Simple and sweet story with wonderfully colorful illustrations. Little ones will love it!

  • Universitybabe
    2019-01-27 06:11

    The kids have other preferences before this book but they likes learning about ants and following one. Another one with too many words for little kids.

  • Karyn
    2019-01-24 02:17

    demonstrates scientific observation. A bit long

  • Michal Hope
    2019-02-19 10:14

    Love the illustrations in this one -- great for toddler/preschool as they get to know their bugs.

  • Finny
    2019-02-15 08:54

    Mommy says: Finny would not even let me read this to him after the first page. That's how much he hated it.