Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! (Eyewitness Readers, Level 2)

by Jennifer Dussling

Paperback, 1998



Local notes

R Dus



DK Children (1998), Edition: 1st, 32 pages


Describes the hunting activities of various bugs, including the praying mantis, wood ant, and dragonfly.


Original language


Physical description

32 p.; 5.34 inches


0789450836 / 9780789450838



User reviews

LibraryThing member annajamieson
Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! by Jennifer Dussling is a DK Reader for children who are beginning to read on their own. It is an informational transition book that explains various insects and their characteristics. My favorite part of this book is the real-life pictures of insects because they allow readers to view these bugs up close. This would be a great text to teach children about text features and how to read informational texts. I think this is a good nonfiction beginner book for students.… (more)
LibraryThing member Kaylinn_Hall
This book is about all sorts of bugs. It has bugs in it that look alike, how bugs survive off of other bugs, how bugs protect themselves, and much more. It is a very informational book that even I learned several things from. I think that boys especially would love this book, and girls would find it gross and weird.

I never read this book as a child, but as an adult I learned several things from this book. I would definately have this book in my classroom, but maybe as one they could read to themselves. I just found that some of the pictures were gross, I guess that is just the girl in me!!

I think that if I did read the book, I would have an activity like bringing in some of these bugs and have the students observe them, and have them keep a little blue book about each bug, what they thought of the bug, how the bug reacts to things, and so on. Another great activity I would do would be to have them draw their favorite bug from the book, write a short sentence saying why it is their favorite, and then put some small information about what they learned about the bug.
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LibraryThing member Je2nif4
Book: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!
Author: Jennifer Dussling
Characters: Bugs
Setting: Nature
Theme: Nature of bugs
Genre: Science Series
Audience: ages 8 +
Curriculum: Great for learning about natural science and reluctant readers. At the end of the
book there’s a list of books that categorize the readings for beginners, beginning to read alone,
learning to read alone and avid readers.
Summary: Book broken down into types of bugs and insects that “bug” other bugs, poisonous
and camouflage
Personal Response: Very quick read that is great for reluctant readers and for beginning
readers. There are also good pictures to complement the descriptions of the bugs with their
names and pseudonyms for readers to learn.
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LibraryThing member conuly
This is a simply written non-fiction book. Most non-fiction books are written for older kids, or for younger kids only as read-alouds. A *factual* book that early readers can read to themselves?


Not every kid wants fairies and talking dinosaurs all the time. Sometimes, they really just want plain facts.

I really like this book, have I said?

I do have one minor problem with it, and that is that the text is really not laid out in the best way for this stage of reader. It can be a little distracting, jumping from section to section, and the text-boxes aren't any help - the information they contain should really be integrated into the main text instead.
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