Friday, January 20, 2012

Perfect Picture Book Friday - Big Bug Surprise

Welcome to Perfect Picture Book Friday! I hope you enjoy today's book choice as much as I did.  I have to admit it wouldn't be one I would normally pick, but I saw a recommendation on another blog and thought I would check it out.  I'm glad I did!
Written and Illustrated by: Julia Gran

Scholastic Press 2007
Fiction for ages 4 and up

Themes: patience, insects

Opening and brief synopsis:
Prunella was busy as a bee getting ready for school.
She had an important decision to make.
Which of her favorite bugs should
she bring for show-and-tell?
Prunella loves insects and likes to share her insect knowledge with everyone. No one really listens until she saves the day.

Why I like this book:
Prunella is a very unique character; she definitely stands out!  She stays calm under pressure and rescues her class, showing the importance of her insect knowledge. I love the way the insect vocabulary and information is woven into the story.

Big Bug Facts page in the back of the book, Bug Facts Insect Field Guide

Perfect Picture Book Friday is a wonderful idea started by Susanna Leonard Hill.  For other “Just Right” books, visit her blog.