|What's your favorite bug?|
Eric Carle and fourteen other children's book artists illustrate their favorite bugs and explain why they love them.
|Added Entry - Personal Name:||Carle, Eric|
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 4.10
Points: .5 Quiz: 500821
Kirkus Reviews (05/15/18)
School Library Journal (06/01/18)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 06/01/2018 PreS-Gr 2—In this companion to What's Your Favorite Animal? and What's Your Favorite Color?, 14 children's book illustrators join Carle in revealing their favorite insects. Using different media and artistic styles, along with poems, anecdotes, or brief information about the merits of their creature, each contributor presents his or her choice on a spread. The insects are striking, and most appear stretched across the pages. Carle, who humorously depicts himself with a caterpillar head complete with antennae and huge eyes above his bushy white beard, begins. He loves caterpillars because The Very Hungry Caterpillar has made fans the world over. Six adorable bees dance and sway atop huge flowers as Molly Idle describes the "boogie-woogie wiggle" and "buzzing ballet" they use to lead their companions to the best blossoms. A worker bee, Eric Fan's favorite, stands upright carrying a briefcase and sporting a bowler. Three incredibly patterned peacock spiders crawl across Brendan Wenzel's pages. Back matter provides brief biographies accompanied by childhood photos for all the illustrators: Denise Fleming, Teagan White, Beth Krommes, Scott Magoon, Ekua Holmes, Tim Hopgood, Kenard Pak, Britta Teckentrup, Eugene Yelchin, and Joey Chou. VERDICT Eye-catching larger-than-life illustrations and interesting information that might spark further investigation into the insect world make this an excellent choice for all libraries.—Marianne Saccardi, Children's Literature Consultant, Cambridge, MA - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 06/01/2018 This companion book to What’s Your Favorite Animal? (2014) and What’s Your Favorite Color? (2017) features words and pictures by 15 accomplished illustrators, each introducing a favorite bug on a large double-page spread. As long as a paragraph or as short as a sentence, the accompanying prose or verse text might include fascinating facts, vivid memories, or true confessions about insects, such as Carle’s “To tell you the truth, I have not always cared for caterpillars,” followed by the origin story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar (1969). Featuring wonderfully varied and often striking images, the next 14 spreads display the work of Denise Fleming, Teagan White, Beth Krommes, Maggie Rudy, Scott Magoon, Molly Idle, Ekua Holmes, Tim Hopgood, Kenard Pak, Brendan Wenzel, Britta Teckentrup, Eric Fan, Eugene Yelchin, and Joey Chou, who bring their own varied styles, media, and viewpoints to the theme. The closing pages include a paragraph introducing each artist along with a childhood photo. Royalties will be donated to the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. A handsome volume. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.