Thursday, June 3, 2010

Bye-Bye, Big Bad Bullybug! by Ed Emberley

Emberley, Ed Bye-Bye, Big Bad Bullybug! LB Kids, 2007. $14.99.  PICTURE BOOK.  In this book, a mean "bullybug" comes down to earth in a spacecraft.  He then tries to scare the other, smaller bugs, threatening to eat them.  As the reader turns each page, a new body part of the "bullybug" is seen (first the eyes, then the mouth, and even the stomach).  What is good about the book is that the little bugs have many funny reactions to the threatening "bullybug" and the end provides an unexpected twist to help save the picked-on bugs.  Besides being fun to read, the book provides an opportunity to teach about basic body parts, and allows for a conversation about bullying with older readers.  PreK, EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE.  Brent Smith, Reading Teacher.

No comments: