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Dec 05 2016

First day at Bug School by Sam Lloyd

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Bloomsbury, 2016. ISBN 9781408868805
(Age: 4+) Recommended. Starting School. Insects. A humourous look at starting school - for bugs! Sam Lloyd has created a funny walk-through of what the first day of school is like and what can be learned. The twist is that all the characters are insects or small creatures that creep and crawl. Because of this, some of the lessons to be learned are unique to this micro-world, and the characteristics of individual creatures impact their participation - Chloe Cricket is singing, the Stink bug is seen in the toilet, and the Ladybird's spots are very useful in Maths! Lessons for young humans are not directly made, so this is not a book that will teach life lessons in a humourous way, but it is just fun! And the illustrations are in a peculiar cartoon style, and there is much to look at for pre-readers.
Carolyn Hull

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