Books | Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!

“Barner creates an enthusiastic book crawling with splashy bugs—the book’s narrative voice grabs attention, but it’s the butterfly-bright multimedia artwork that makes this book soar. Using cut and torn paper, pen and ink, watercolors and a computer, Barner creates compositions that buzz with color. A spread with “actual size bugs” adds a more educational note, and older kids can study the “Bug-O-Meter,” a chart that shows whether or not the eight featured creatures can fly, the number of legs they have, etc. Aspiring entomologists will develop a friendly, appreciative attitude toward the bugs they’re most likely to encounter, and Barner’s playful use of colors, shapes and words may even convert bug foes.”

— Publishers Weekly