WE'RE BUGGIN OUT!
Fly on over to The Odyssey Bookshop, Saturday, March 8th at 2pm for a Bug Book Party! Dig for worms, decorate your own bug and join us for a bug-tastic reading by author, Angela Diterlizzi and illustrator Brendan Wenzel's newest picture book, SOME BUGS. Want to join? Give us a BUZZ at 413 534 7307 to RSVP!
BYOB: Bring Your Own Bug(toy)
Extra Prizes for those who come in bug themed costumes! No Mosquitoes allowed...
This event is free of charge but please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 413 534 7307
“The illustrations for this book are rendered in almost everything imaginable,” reads the note on the copyright page of this marvelous encyclopedic look at backyard entomology. What specificity is lacking in this materials citations, debut artist Wenzel more than makes up for in terms of conveying his artistic delight at depicting more than 45 bugs—from the glamorous Monarch butterfly to the leaping Lubber grasshopper, from the tiny pink aphid to the give-it-a-wide-berth scorpion. Even the most squeamish or squash-happy reader will find these critters easy to love. They live in relative harmony (although the endearingly odd Hercules beetles are spoiling for a fight) and busily go about their buggy tasks in the grass, on the wing, and around the pond with bright, eager bug eyes. “Some bugs build./ Some bugs make./ Some bugs hunt./ And some bugs take!” reads DiTerlizzi’s (Say What?) jaunty verse as an ambitious armada of ants raids a picnic basket. So vivid are Wenzel’s compositions that readers will feel transported to a summer day, when the air is musical and life is literally buzzing." Ages 4–8. -Publisher's Weekly
About the Author: Angela DiTerlizzi is a mom, wife, and author who loves writing books for children. She and her husband, bestselling author/illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi, reside with their daughter in Amherst, Massachusetts, and Jupiter, Florida.
About the Illustrator: “Brendan Wenzel’s illustrations often explore the natural world and our relationship to it, and he made his picture book debut with Some Bugs by Angela DiTerlizzi. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.”