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Publisher Comments:

Come to the grand opening of the Face Bug Museum where readers can join an insect crowd to see amazing close-up photographs of bug faces, meet the bugs featured, and participate in interactive museum exhibits. In this innovative book of poetry, drawings, and photographs, J. Patrick Lewis’s sly, humorous poems introduce readers to each of fourteen bugs. Kelly Murphy’s black-and-white drawings create a funny visual story about two beetle friends gleefully exploring this memorable museum. In addition, awe-inspiring, dramatic (very) close-up photos of bug faces decorate the museum walls. A book of poetry and photographs and a picture-book story rolled into one, Face Bug is a unique collaboration.

Review:

"Who says bugs aren't cute? Lewis zeros in on insects' best assets in this poetry book with a quirky concept: it's the grand opening of the Face Bug Museum, which features closeup photos of insects. The accompanying poems are nimble and playful. One praises a feathery Goldenrod Stowaway Moth: 'Startled by her beauty, I/ Bend down and whisper, ‘Hello.'/ A moth has perched upon a flower,/ A ‘goldenrod,' bright yellow.' Museum visitors, ink-drawn cartoon bugs, provide funny side narratives (two butterflies take a break at the museum's 'Nectar Café'), while acting out some of the bug behaviors mentioned in the poems (e.g., a stinkbug lives up to its reputation). Siskind's extraordinary photographs display every bristle, dew drop, and antenna. After appreciating these intimate portraits, readers will think twice before swatting a fly. Ages 6 — up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

In this ingenious picture book, Children’s Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis invites you to visit the Face Bug Museum. There, readers can meet fourteen bugs in Lewis’s sly, humorous poems; gaze upon giant close-ups of the creatures’ faces in Siskind’s photographs; and follow the antics of two beetle friends in Kelly Murphy’s artwork. This is a trip to a museum—built by bugs, for bugs—unlike any other. It is also a poetry collection, macro-photography book, and illustrated story—all in one. Includes end notes with photographs of the entire bugs and further information about these creatures.
 

About the Author

J. Patrick Lewis is the 2011 winner of the NCTE Award for Poetry and is our current Children's Poet Laureate. He has written more than sixty books for children and adults, including Spot the Plot: A Riddle Book of Book Riddles and Please Bury Me in the Library. In Fall 2012, he has two other books scheduled: When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders (Chronicle) and The National Geographic Book of Animal Poems (an anthology Lewis edited for National Geographic). He lives in Westerville, Ohio.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590789254
Author:
Lewis, J. Patrick
Publisher:
Wordsong
Author:
Murphy, Kelly
Author:
Siskind, Fred
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Wild Animals
Subject:
Children's poetry
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color photographs with black-and-wh
Pages:
36
Dimensions:
10.38 x 8.5 in
Age Level:
from 6 up to 10

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Product details 36 pages Wordsong - English 9781590789254 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Who says bugs aren't cute? Lewis zeros in on insects' best assets in this poetry book with a quirky concept: it's the grand opening of the Face Bug Museum, which features closeup photos of insects. The accompanying poems are nimble and playful. One praises a feathery Goldenrod Stowaway Moth: 'Startled by her beauty, I/ Bend down and whisper, ‘Hello.'/ A moth has perched upon a flower,/ A ‘goldenrod,' bright yellow.' Museum visitors, ink-drawn cartoon bugs, provide funny side narratives (two butterflies take a break at the museum's 'Nectar Café'), while acting out some of the bug behaviors mentioned in the poems (e.g., a stinkbug lives up to its reputation). Siskind's extraordinary photographs display every bristle, dew drop, and antenna. After appreciating these intimate portraits, readers will think twice before swatting a fly. Ages 6 — up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
In this ingenious picture book, Children’s Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis invites you to visit the Face Bug Museum. There, readers can meet fourteen bugs in Lewis’s sly, humorous poems; gaze upon giant close-ups of the creatures’ faces in Siskind’s photographs; and follow the antics of two beetle friends in Kelly Murphy’s artwork. This is a trip to a museum—built by bugs, for bugs—unlike any other. It is also a poetry collection, macro-photography book, and illustrated story—all in one. Includes end notes with photographs of the entire bugs and further information about these creatures.
 
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