Crawly School for Bugs: Poems To Drive You Buggy

illus. by Julie Bayless. 32p. further reading. glossary. notes. Boyd Mills/Wordsong. Mar. 2018. Tr $17.95. ISBN 9781629792040.
PreS-Gr 3—Poetry and bugs are brought together in this humorously wacky book. Readers will wish they were students at "Crawly School," where there are classes dedicated to camouflage and the nurse is a mosquito (the solution to every ill: "I'd better take some blood"). This collection will delight young readers and teachers who are in need of entertaining ways to introduce students to poetry. Most of the verses rhyme and all are light reads. The illustrations match the poems perfectly, with fine details that personify the bugs being featured. For example, the mosquito nurse is wearing scrubs and teacher bugs are always carrying around grade books and wearing studious glasses.
VERDICT Consider for poetry units wherever humor is in demand.

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