Sunday, March 6, 2011
Busy With Bugs: 160 Extremely Interesting Things To Do With Bugs....Review & Giveaway
Like most kids, my four year old twins love bugs. Last spring and summer we spent many, many hours studying and trying to capture all kinds of creepy crawlies. If you had told me 10 years ago I would be spending vast amounts of time digging in the dirt to find worms I would have thought you were crazy but here I am! When I learned of a new book called Busy with Bugs: 160 Extremely Interesting Things To Do With Bugs by Toni Albert I KNEW we had to have it!
Busy with Bugs provides an ant hill of activity for kids who love bugs and bug adventures. The book buzzes with practical how-to information, fun facts, and 160 exciting hands-on-bugs activities. By introducing children to thrilling, close-up encounters with the little animals called bugs, award-winning author Toni Albert encourages independent learning and personal discoveries. Children can investigate bug behavior, life cycles, and habitats in their own backyards and school yards. Busy with Bugs includes field guide information, stunning art in butterfly colors, silly Bug Giggles, fascinating Bug Buzz with surprising bug facts, a glossary, index, resource list, and guide to keeping bugs.
This book is absolutely, positively wonderful. It is filled with interesting facts guaranteed to keep your little bug detectives busy and engaged. My boys and I have absolutely pored over all the pages and we are already planning some great bug activities for the warmer weather. As a person who is not such a fan of the creepy crawlies it is a BIG deal for me to actually say that I am excited to put some of these ideas to work. At the top of our bug fun list? Catching a firefly in a jar and using it as a night light in our rooms for an evening before we let it go. Going on a caterpillar hunt at night (when they like to feed). Making a mud bath for butterflies. I could go on and on as A&W never tire of the thought of learning more about bugs!
I am a huge fan of this book. The boys (and me too!) learned a whole lot of interesting facts and we are armed with lots of fun and educational things to do together as a family. The illustrations (done by Margaret Brandt) are bright, interesting and accurate so we know just what kind of creepy critters we are looking at. Bravo for Busy with Bugs! You can pick up your own copy of Busy with Bugs today on Amazon...
I am thrilled to tell you that the author Toni Albert is giving one very lucky RBM reader a copy of Busy with Bugs!
Here is how to enter...
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