I Love Insects

Holiday House. (I Like To Read). Jul. 2021. 32p. Tr $15.99. ISBN 9780823447596.
PreS-Gr 1–This beautifully illustrated nonfiction early reader follows a Black girl and an Asian boy with very different feelings about insects: One loves them and the other hates them. The girl talks to her friend about the many wonderful aspects of bugs—their beauty, how they help plants to grow, and the nice sounds they make. The boy thinks that sometimes bugs make creepy sounds, and they can sting. Can she convince her friend that insects aren’t as bad as he thinks they are? This is a wonderful addition to the publisher’s “I Like to Read” series of books for emerging readers. Like in many of Rockwell’s other books, this title pairs fun illustrations with an engaging narrative that makes it accessible. She features accurate depictions of insects throughout, showing how insects behave through her text and images. A visual dictionary of all of the insects is included in the back matter. This volume encourages exploration of the natural world and supports a child’s natural curiosity.
VERDICT A great book for beginning readers or to be read aloud.

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