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 Face bug
 Author: Lewis, J. Patrick

 Publisher:  Wordsong (2013)

 Dewey: 595
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 35 p., ill. (some col.), 27 cm.

 BTSB No: 568356 ISBN: 9781590789254
 Ages: 6-10 Grades: 1-5


Price: $6.50

The grand opening of the Face Bug Museum where readers can join an insect crowd to see amazing close-up photographs of bug faces and read humorous poems about fourteen different bugs.

 Illustrator: Siskind, Frederic B.
Murphy, Kelly

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 4.10
   Points: .5   Quiz: 157946
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 3.80
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 63468

   Kirkus Reviews (-) (02/01/13)
   School Library Journal (04/01/13)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 04/01/2013 K-Gr 5—Visitors to this book get close-up, photographic views of 15 amazing creatures, including the Hickory Horned Devil and the Nursery Web Spider, whose eyes are impossible to avoid counting. "Eight black eyes in a whiskery face,/Eight round eyes in a dark crawl space/That never bother blinking back/Could give a kid a heart attack!" The endnotes, "written" in first person by the various bugs, describe "Where I Live," "How I Grow," "What I Eat," and "What Eats Me" with scientific accuracy and humor. Budding bug fans will love this title. The poems are funny and based on actual bug behavior and attributes, the photographic portraits of the faces and eyes are marvelous, and the ink and graphite drawings guide readers through the museum collection. Murphy's anthropomorphized creatures visit the "Nectar Café" and try on different pairs of glasses to sample being bug-eyed, compound-eyed, eight-eyed. The interactive science museum has gizmos such as cicada sound buttons and a camouflaged Goldenrod Stowaway Moth hidden in a cluster of flowers. Readers will not see bugs again in the same way: "You may think you've seen our Show Bugs in the trees or in the sky,/But you never really know bugs till you look them in the eye." There will be many returns to the Face Bug Museum as this book has so much to offer. Wonderfully conceived and executed.—Teresa Pfeifer, The Springfield Renaissance School, Springfield, MA - Copyright 2013 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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