Kuhlman, Evan Hank’s Big Day: The Story of a Bug. PICTURE BOOK. Schwartz & Wade (Random House), 2016. $16.99.
Ever wonder what a bug does all day? Students can brainstorm ideas and then follow along in this story as they follow Hank, the pill bug, through a typical day. He eventually meets his human friend, Amelia (who happens to be dressed like Amelia Earhart), and the two of them embark on an imaginary flight to Paris.
This book is filled with lots of imagination, and shows friendship between two unlikely characters. Additional positives include having a female, person of color as the main character and showcasing a girl who enjoys playing outside and is not afraid of bugs.
Pre-K, EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Nancy W.