In honor of World Poetry Day (Today, March 21st) I am featuring BUG OFF! CREEPY, CRAWLY POEMS by Jane Yolen.
I’m not a fan of insects and frequently curse their existence when I spend any time outdoors. Mosquitoes seem to love me and will flock to me from miles around. (Sadly, there isn’t a poem about a mosquito in this book) But, when I saw that Jane Yolen was the author of these poems I had to take a look. I’m glad I did. The poems are great. The two that stand out for me are: “Oh, Fly” and “POP! Goes the Tick.”
As you can see, each page includes a poem (in various styles) and a short factual paragraph about each bug. Both, the poems and facts were fun to read.
Pair the great text with the beautiful photographs and you have a book that the kids are going to go crazy for. Jason Stemple has collaborated with Jane in the past. Be sure to visit his website to see other examples of his work. Here is the picture from the Table of Contents page.