"Whether read alone or read aloud, this is repulsively fun poetry."
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Tasty, crunchy, squishy -- kids will eat this up." HORN
Average Customer Review: Five Stars
Five Stars: Fun for
kids & adults!, November 28, 2001
Reviewer: A reader from St. Paul, MN United States
I bought this for my nephew but am now buying it for my husband...it is
a clever, witty, and well illustrated book suitable for anyone with a
wacky sense of humor. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition
Five Stars: Creepy
crawly fun!, November 25, 2000
L. Scharp (see more about me) from Michigan
This book is just plain gross... but ALSO, it is truly funny! I get a
big kick out of the fast paced jaunty way it reads out loud, and the way
it makes your skin crawl as you read it.
My son who is 2 may
be a little young for it...he may even go out and eat a bug because of
it. I think it was a little creepy to him at first (with the boy riding
on a REALLY big black spider), but now he requests it, and enjoys the
funny illustrations as well. It is not scary by any means, but more silly
and gross. I recommended this book for kids ages 3+ for a creepy crawly
good reading time.
Five Stars: Bugs!
By David Greenberg, July 31, 2000
Reviewer: A reader from Dyer, IN
David Greenberg's book, Bugs!, crawls with humor and entertainment for
all ages. I absolutely love it! The story in verse is original, fast paced,
and definitely stimulates the imagination using more of the readers' senses
than just sight. Tastebuds balk at the thought of eating a squirting bug.
Ears hear the loud crunch of that first imagined bite. Noses begin to
scrunch up as stinkbugs are sprinkled over a salad. Skin twitches with
feelings of being crawled on. The author's style is grossly hilarious
and quite clever. His ridiculous use of the bugs is sure to keep the interest
of readers, even reluctant ones. Surprise and the unexpected are the usual
bill of fare in this book, especially the ending. Lynn Munsinger's colorful
illustrations further complement the story. Each bug is characterized
with individual personalities through the various facial features and
expressions. None of the bugs, even the creepier ones, appear fierce or
frightening. They lean more towards harmless, lovable, and/or goofy looking.
The illustrations and text are in harmony and together create a light
hearted, amusing story in verse.
Five Stars: Hilarious!
Entertaining for all ages., February 17, 1999
I checked this book out from my local public library to read to my children,
ages 6 and 3. Not only did my children find it an enjoyable book, they
wanted to keep it. It has ben passed around my children's school, and
has only recieved great reviews by the teachers. It is a book that will
be added to the school's library.