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Bugs from Head to Tail

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Really enjoyed reading this book myself! But, had a great time reading it to my five year old grandson. So many questions answered!! Thank you!
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I was unable to get this book to load in ADE. I would really like to read it.
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The third book in the "From Head to Tail" series gives readers an up-close look at bugs. We get rhinoceros beetle horns and luna moth antennae; tarantula hair (eeeek) and millipede legs, and a trick question! There are more facts to discover (tarantulas flick hair from their bellies at attackers... I know it would make me run screaming), with cute, wide-eyed bugs to attract readers. Kwanchai Moriya's paper collage art continues to be visually exciting, popping off the pages. Additional bugs profiled at the end, plus a note about arthropods - the bugs profiled in this book - make this a great addition to bug books in primary collections. And if you have a kid like this young lady, whose love of bugs got her published in a scientific journal at 8 years old, you definitely want this book around to foster them!
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Part of fun series of books, this 'guess who the bug is' book has eye-catching artwork using photographs and textures draw the reader in as you try to figure out what the bug is. By the time you figure it out, the young reader is hooked on reading about the bug and gleaning the interesting facts. My only (if I actually had one) complaint about the book is, it's too short! Very enjoyable.
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Readers are asked to guess which bug is shown based on just one zoomed in illustration of a body part. The next spread will tell them the name of the bug, some more information about the body part emphasized, and that bug in general. The back of the book clarifies the different types of bugs, or arthropods, that are highlighted in this book and shows a few more bugs with unique body parts.

There are lots of books on bugs out there for kids. This one distinguishes itself with the guessing game aspect and the eye-catching collage illustrations. The former science teacher in me was very happy that they clarified their definition of what they meant by bugs in the back since insects, a spider, and a millipede are included. If you’re looking for a nonfiction book that requires some interaction or an introduction to bugs for a child that focuses on basic bug body parts, this is a good option. Also check it out for the stunning collage illustrations. I’m not sure if we’ll purchase this for our elementary school library since we already have a decent number of bug books for the target age group.
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This very interesting books about bugs covers some of the interesting bug parts.  Each animal is highlighted first by their interesting (like their many feet or their interesting eyes), then it shows a picture of the whole bug with more detailed information.  This one would be a great choice for a beginning book to help kids get some background information and send them to do more research.  I loved the art work in this one!  The paper cuts were amazingly detailed.
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Tried to download this on a number of devices and had no luck - therefore couldn't review
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Bugs From Head to Tail, by Stacey Roderick, is a clearly written and beautifully illustrated nonfiction book about "bugs," perfect for young learners. There are clearly stated facts about each animal, and the author carefully uses and explains scientific terms in language appropriate for children. Generally I prefer nonfiction books to use photographs instead of illustrations, but the detail and use of dimension and texture quickly changed my opinion - I think the juxtaposed use of close up and wide angle illustrations add to the book. I would use this book with my preschool science classes when I teach my Bugs unit. Thank you to the author, publisher, and Net Galley for the opportunity to preview this book!
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Bugs from Head to Tail is a must have in any school library collection.  Between the stunning artwork and clever format readers can't help but be engaged. This is a book that children will want to read again and again. It is bound to be requested repeatedly for teacher read-a-louds.
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Great illistrations. Fun read with kids. Liked the detail in the drawings. Fun to learn about bugs and insects with kids. Would recommend this book.
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I thought that this book was very good. The images used were bright and clear and I thought that the layout really helped get the point across and would bring in the attention of the target age range. I would have loved a book like this when I was younger as I was a huge nature fan. A really good book for any young fans of the natural world out there to give thema brief introduction.
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A very fun book about bugs! This book engages young readers in a guessing game. Eight different bugs are introduced using a closeup of one particular body part. When you turn the page, there is a full two-page spread with the full bug shown and text describing about it's characteristics such as what it eats, protection, how it moves etc. These explanation provide facts that are sure to encourage further interest in the bugs. Some of the bugs are the common ones you would think of such as "the ladybug" and others are unique ones such as "the rhinoceros beetle". The illustrations were amazing. They were done with cut paper, layered and textured. This gave the bugs an almost 3-D look. At the end of the book there were another seven bugs introduced who have unique body parts as well as a quick description of what is included in the bug group they are referring to in this book. A great book for primary classrooms introducing animals, particularly bugs and insects. A wonderful addition to any school, public or classroom library.
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'Bugs from Head to Tail' is another great addition to the 'head to tail' series. The format is engaging and interactive for young readers, perfect for one-on-one or group readings. The illustrations are lovely and detailed, and the amount of information presented is just right for young readers. I have purchased the previous two books in this series for my school's library, and I will be adding this one to our collection as well. I can't wait for more titles in this series.
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A new take on the” what animal is this” book.  This time you are tying to name bugs.  Some are easy, and some, like the very first one, are really hard.   However, a Tarantula is a spider, not a bug.  A guess some people see spiders as bugs, but I see them as eating bugs.  

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I received this ARC from Netgalley for an honest review.
Love this new Stacey Roderick book about insects. Each page starts as a guessing game. "What kind of insect has this kind of head"? You have an opportunity to guess and when you turn the page the answer is there with information about that insect. Great fun, great illustrations, and information in an exciting way.
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This is the newest addition to the amazing "Head to Tail" series for kids.  I love the whole concept of this book. Kid's will visually and textually meet bugs and learn about their habitats, environments, diets, characteristics and oddities.  

The bugs are introduced in an interactive way.  The author gets the young reader to engage by guessing just what bug that may be.  She then extrapolates in further detail all about that bug once it is identified.  Questions are asked to pull the reader in and are answered in an educational way, making this book a winner on many levels.  This is a perfect book to read aloud.  It also is a spot-on book to use in a classroom or borrow from a school library for a child doing his/her first project on bugs.  

The conspicuous illustrations are vibrant, colourful paper collage.  How fun is that?  They work beautifully with the text.  Eight bugs are highlighted and at the end of the book seven other bugs and their unusual body parts are included to evoke further interest into the amazing world of insects.  

This non-fiction book gives precisely the correct amount of information for that age level.  The questions posed to the reader garner excitement and accelerate curiosities.  They invite kids to turn the pages and learn all about that particular bug.  I highly recommend this book and the whole series.
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This is the perfect book for toddlers and preschoolers, and is wonderfully interactive.  Although the pictures have been done in photoshop they look like they have been papercut and are so beautiful. This book is great for group interaction and therefore would be good for a story time session.  Children would be shouting out loud their guesses and much fun would be had.  I know this seems like an awful lot of guessing but reading similar books to this in the past to story time groups have just had this effect.
The book is all about bugs, as the title suggests.  A part of each bug is shown and once the animal has been guessed there is information about that bug.  Most of the bugs shown will be quite familiar to child reader and I particularly like that they haven’t just used names such as butterfly but added what type it is, such as monarch butterfly and for spider it’s a tarantula.
Overall, I believe this is a beautiful book to share with your child and storytelling sessions.  It is certainly one that I want to add to my collection and will have much fun sharing with my storytelling groups. Bugs are immensely popular with children which will help ensure this book is an instant hit.
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A very fun look at bugs! Eight different bugs are introduced–first, a with a two-page close-up of a body part, asking the reader to guess what bug it is, then with another two-page spread, revealing the bug and talking a bit about it’s unique characteristics. Definitions of new words are nicely interwoven into the text, and the explanation provides many facts that are sure to jump-start imaginations and encourage further interest in the bugs. The illustrations were very bold–I loved the cut-paper look that was used for all the scenes. The layers and textures made each part of the illustration pop.
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