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Gross! ... Boys will love this collection ... a book of poetry with a decided ick factor. The bugs are delightfully nasty and include magots, chiggers, wasps, lice and bed bugs.

Nasty Bugs by Lee Bennett Hopkins is 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.

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According to Jessica Yang at Cracking the Cover:

Are you a fan of creepy crawly bugs? Ones that make your friends squirm? Maybe you just like admiring them from afar. "Nasty Bugs" takes readers into the worlds of 16 creepy crawlies through bright illustrations and creative poems. Wonder why a stink bug stinks? Cynthia S. Cotton explains the reason for their odiferous smell in "Stink Bug;" Lee Bennett Hopkins makes jabs and some stinging pests in "Ode to a Dead Mosquito:" And you'll never see them coming in April Halprin Wayland's "Fire Ants."

There'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.

The poems are itchingly great.
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Originally posted to Readers and Book Lovers on Sun Jun 03, 2012 at 03:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by Education Alternatives.

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