Bugs Galore (Board Books)
From the inspired team behind Cars Galore comes a new read-aloud buzzing with nonstop rhymes and swarming with comical retro illustrations.
Bugs, bugs, BUGS galore creep, slither, stink, and squirm; scurry, fly — ewww, a worm! Dig in as a flurry of bugs of every shape, size, and color crawl across the page in a veritable infestation of whimsy and humor. Cars Galore creators Peter Stein and Bob Staake return to thrill (and gross out) bug enthusiasts of all ages, offering an in-the-dirt, high-in-the-sky critter tale sure to leave readers wiggling and stampeding for more.
About the Author
Linda Maron is a photographer, documentary filmmaker, writer, and artist who loves making pictures. She is inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds her home in Santa Barbara, Calif. In her new designs, Linda begins with photography but takes it beyond ordinary representation to create a unique blend of texture with composition. Her distinctive designs decorate a wide range of products, from stationery to gifts and home furnishings. Peter Stein has been an award-winning writer for the social expression industry for over 15 years. He has worked for Hallmark Cards and Portal Publications, creating greeting cards and gift products for millions of people. He lives in northern California with his wife and two children.
Bob Staake has written and/or illustrated more than sixty books, including The Red Lemon, a New York TimesBook Review Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year. He has been a cover artist for The New Yorker since 2006, and his November 17, 2008, Barack Obama victory cover was named the Best Magazine Cover of the Year by Time magazine. He lives on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts
An energetic ode to insects in a style that's Dr. Seuss meets Hieronymus Bosch... The madcap cartoons create an atmosphere that feels almost interplanetary, playing up the alien nature (and the diversity) of the insect world.
With bouncing rhyme and illustrations that demand multiple viewings, Bugs Galore is a rollicking celebration of all things creepy-crawly. This highly successful collaboration shows how well text and artwork can add up to something more... The main action is always clear and bold, but each spread features dozens of bugs with individual details, expressions, and actions. Kids will love identifying the little creatures specified in the text and discovering other stories through the pictures.
—School Library Journal