Some Bugs, by Angela DiTerlizzi and illustrated by Brendan Wenzel is an absolute delight to look at and read out loud. This is the second picture book for Angela DeTerlizzi, who is married to the brilliant illustrator and author, Tony DiTerlizzi, author of The Search for WondLa, Kenny and the Dragon and, of course, with Holly Black, the Spiderwick Chronicles which, unbelievably, are celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the publication of the first book in the series with new covers. DiTerlizzi has written a simple but infectious rhyme, with almost every line beginning with the refrain, "some bugs." This buoyant text, along with a ladybug guide and her cat companion, guides the reader through Wenzel's vibrantly colorful illustrations that call to mind the work of Eric Carle (whose blurb appears on the front jacket) but less static.
Some Bugs begins in the backyard with a our ladybug guide emerging from a drainpipe, a curious cat looking on, scattered butterfly nets and the lines, "Some bugs STING. Some bugs BITE. Some bugs STINK. And some bugs FIGHT!" The illustrations above are for the lines that begin, "Some bugs HOP. Some bugs GLIDE. Some bugs SWIM. And some bugs HIDE!"
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