An interactive experience for readers to move the bugs around their book while learning important characteristics about these creatures. Learning becomes fun as children form a deep appreciation for the world around us!
Do you know any 3 or 4 year olds who love bugs? Young or old, you will love this book! Beetles fly, frogs hop, and slugs slide over the pages of this cute bug book, made to be read by a child while lying on the grass. Children interact with the book, with a tip, tap, and turn of the book, moving the critters along. The critters even interact with each other in surprising ways. John Himmelman brings together his expertise as both a naturalist and an artist to encourage children to explore nature in their own backyard.
Explore More for Kids: photos and information about what it means to think like a scientist and more about the bugs in the book.
Explore More for Teachers & Parents: STEM activities, read aloud suggestions, and a quick summary of Science and Engineering Practices.
When John Himmelman was eight years old, he started his first Bug Club in a friend's garage, and he's been playing with insects ever since. Even now, on summer nights John is often in his wooded yard in Killingworth, Connecticut, flashlight in hand, searching for little creatures. Some of his most exciting discoveries are found just a few feet from his house! John co-founded the Connecticut Butterfly Association, is past president of the New Haven Bird Club, and both gives nature programs and makes school visits. He is an author and illustrator of over 75 books for children. John's enthusiasm extends to his family—his wife is an art teacher, his son is an artist, and his daughter is an actress.