The Bug Club
by Elise Gravel
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Pub Date 10 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 10 Aug 2021
Drawn & Quarterly, Drawn and Quarterly
Join acclaimed author Elise Gravel on a dazzling and revelatory tour of the insect world!
In The Bug Club, Elise Gravel shares all of her favourite and most interesting facts about these marvelous creatures, some of which are so unique and strange, you could almost imagine them living in outer space!
Most people know that spiders have eight eyes, but what about the caterpillar? These little critters have them beat with a whopping twelve! Did you know mosquitoes are attracted to smelly feet? That the honey bee has hair on her eyeballs? That butterfly feet double as noses? And grasshoppers have ears on their bellies? These are just some of the many things about bugs that make them endlessly enchanting. Elise’s inquisitiveness and charm pop off the page as she takes us on a walk through her mind—and the awe-inspiring natural wonders that exist right outside our doorsteps.
If you’re curious what the inside of a slug looks like, The Bug Club has got you covered. Not only does Elise answer these burning questions, but she draws it all beautifully and brightly in her signature cartoony style.
The followup to her award-winning The Mushroom Fan Club, where Elise shares her delightful and family friendly mushroom-hunting adventures, The Bug Club offers more activities and fun for the whole family. This time, the treasure is hiding just below a rock or that pile of fresh fall leaves.
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Average rating from 16 members
Such a fun book! Non-fiction, but written in a chatty first-person style with bright cartoon-style illustrations which would be perfect from early years up. Including an introduction, key facts and even a section on imaginary insects, this might not be a comprehensive account packed with information and realistic diagrams, but it makes up for it in charm and child-friendly chat.
Super cute and informative! I loved the illustrations and definitely would have loved this graphic novel when I was a curious kid who thought bugs were super weird and cool and probably aliens.
This was SO much fun, and I think will be a hit for young readers. I loved the fun drawings and the personal touches that Elise adds throughout. I found myself reading these facts about bugs out loud to my family, so I learned something too!
Awww! So cute. Would love to share this book with some littles and have them draw their own imaginary buggos. :) Thanks for the arc NetGalley!
Elise Gravel has an adorable book coming out in August 2021. The Bug Club is a fun, non-fiction book perfect for reading aloud to young children.
This isn’t a dry book. The illustrations are fun and engaging, and the book is full of gross and strange bug facts. Gravel does a fantastic job of sharing a subject she loved as a child while demystifying bugs for young kids. Bugs are fascinating, and there were definitely some exclamations from my young review partner. This may become a favorite book for libraries to have on their shelves or for young future etymologists.
This was really cute. The illustrations are warm and friendly and just made me smile. I think this would be a great read along, with some bug drawing of our own to go along with it.
Another adorable book by Elise Gravel! After enjoying “The Mushroom Fan Club” I was excited to read this one too. The illustrations are a delight and the positive attitude toward bugs is refreshing. As someone who spends half of her swim time rescuing bugs from the water this book made me really happy. I would recommend this book to any kid who is curious about bugs and doesn’t know much about them yet. I would also recommend this as a read aloud.
Fun and lovely learning for kids of all ages. Recommend for any reader who loves learning, cute art, and a big splash of silly.
I received an arc of this title from NetGalley for an honest review. I love all of Elise Gravel's bug book and was thrilled to receive her newest The Bug Club. This title was another fun read that was both gross and interesting, and kids will love it.
This book is a compilation of the author's favorite facts about bugs. The art is adorable and there is so much information. It had bugs in the book that I haven't heard of, so I learned a lot. It was cute, but didn't dumb down the facts or the vocabulary which I absolutely love in nonfiction books for younger audiences.
I received an electronic ARC from Drawn & Quarterly through NetGalley.
Gravel shares information about some of her favorite bugs. The artwork is realistic but has some cartoon style overtones that elementary level readers will appreciate. The facts are presented in easy to follow paragraphs and bullet points. A set of other facts is included at the end as are some illustrations of imaginary bugs. Readers can use this book as a starting point for their own insect explorations; Gravel even offers a suggestion for how to study bugs at the end of the book.
A solid addition to elementary school libraries for mid to upper elementary level readers.
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