100 Bugs!: A Counting Book (Hardcover)
A 2018 Mathical Honor Book
How many bugs can you count? From walking sticks to spittlebugs, dragonflies to katydids, discovering 10 bugs at a time, you just might see 100 bugs!
Little explorers will learn 10 different ways to count to 10, using 10 different kinds of bugs, and get all the way to 100 by the end of their adventure. With Suzanne Kaufman’s bright, whimsical illustrations and Kate Narita’s clever rhyming text, 100 Bugs! is part look-and-find, part learning experience, and all kinds of fun.
About the Author
Kate Narita is a writer and fourth-grade teacher. She earned her undergraduate degree and master's in education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MFA in writing for children from Simmons College. She is the author of 100 Bugs! A Counting Book, illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman. She lives, writes, and hikes on a small mountain in central Massachusetts with her husband, two sons, and dog.
Suzanne Kaufman is the illustrator of Samanthasaurus Rex, written by B. B. Mandell; Naughty Claudine Christmas, written by Patrick Jennings; 100 Bugs!, written by Kate Narita; and the author and illustrator of I Love Monkey and It's Confiscated. She lives in Seattle with her family.
“Young readers will naturally be entranced searching every pond, field, and barn for the crawling critters. Each page is literally teeming with life thanks to Kaufman's multilayered textures, vivid hues, and bright lighting . . . Packed with great extension possibilities, visually engaging illustrations, and quick rhymes, this read-aloud would be a great addition to any STEM shelf.” —Kirkus Reviews
“In this cheerful outing, two sibling ‘explorers’ wake up with the sun to count bugs over the course of a day on their busy farm. As the brother and sister traipse through a meadow and barnyard with a magnifying glass and a butterfly net, Narita introduces insect varieties in upbeat rhymes . . . Kaufman’s collage-art spreads will keep readers invested.” —Publishers Weekly
This book is a delight! It serves a great role as a perfect segue book for those kids who love reading graphic novels, but need to try reading chapter books as well! I’ve loved Kenneth Oppel’s books since I was a kid, and he continues to deliver treasures that are original and unique. Inkling follows Ethan, whose father used to be a very successful comic artist, and now Ethan struggles with his legacy, but things are shaken up when a little ink blot, an inkling, comes to life from his father’s work!! This book is at once charming and touching, and full of bits of chuckle-inducing humor and heart. Inkling is packed with illustrations too, which make it even more fun for those that love art or graphic novels! After Inkling, whenever I see an ink blot or an ink stain, I gasp and think, “IT’S AN INKLING!!”
(Middle Grade, ages 8+) - reviewed by Isabel