{"id":2012149377,"title":"Hey There, Stink Bug!","handle":"hey-there-stink-bug","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca title=\"Author Leslie Bulion\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/leslie-bulion\"\u003eLeslie Bulion\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca title=\"Illustrator Leslie Evans\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/leslie-evans\"\u003eLeslie Evans\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\"They'll laugh, they'll learn, and hopefully they won't lose their lunch!\"\u003cbr\u003e — \u003ci\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/i\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA swarm of insects introduces readers to the joy of poetry. Witty poems describe how insects capture prey, trick predators, attract mates, and have managed to survive for 400 million years. Scientifically accurate information further explains bug behavior. Eye-catching linoleum-cut illustrations practically crawl across the pages.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIncludes notes that explain 19 poetic forms and stylistic techniques plus a glossary of entomological terms.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"The Icky Bug Alphabet Book\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/the-icky-bug-alphabet-book\"\u003eThe Icky Bug Alphabet Book\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/behold-the-beautiful-dung-beetle\"\u003eBehold the Beautiful Dung Beetle\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/hey-there-stink-bug-spread.jpg?13736880492949036409\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLeslie Bulion, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLeslie Bulion started writing stories for children in 1998, and her first book, \u003ci\u003eFatuma's New Cloth\u003c\/i\u003e (Moon Mountain), won the 2003 Africana Book Award. Leslie lives in Durham, Connecticut.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Author Leslie Bulion\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/leslie-bulion\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Leslie Bulion.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLeslie Evans, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLeslie Evans has illustrated many books including\u003ci\u003e Leaf Jumpers\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003eThe Yummy Alphabet Book\u003c\/i\u003e, and the Alphabet Acrostic series (Clarion). Leslie lives in Watertown, Massachusetts, where she delights in her daily walks along the Charles river with her dog, Clyde.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Illustrator Leslie Evans\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/leslie-evans\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Leslie Evans.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBook Sense Winter 2006-2007 Children's Pick List\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eABC Best Books for Children\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLibrarians' Choices 2006: Texas Woman's University\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBookbuilders of Boston New England Book Show Winner\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eBooklist\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"This is\/an insect world with humans in it.\/We'll seize the day, but they will win it.\" The insects featured in this poetry collection are fearsome, awe-inspiring creatures. Bulion uses gory, visceral facts to pull children into both the science and the various poetic forms. What happens to an ant that falls into a doodlebug's hole? \"Grabbed-stabbed-and-poisoned, its juices sucked out.\" How does a wolf spider treat an unruly youngster? \"She'll pierce then pulverize him for a snack.\" Prose paragraphs about the bugs accompany each poem, but readers may still need help with sophisticated allusions and wordplay. Many selections, though, are immediately accessible, and the words' frank, gross-out drama will generate lively enthusiasm: \"Cow manure\/hog manure\/roadkill corpse\/an open sewer\" reads the marching lines of maggot's preferred menu. Striking, watercolor-washed linoleum prints and notes about poetic forms round out this title, which can be used across the curriculum. Pair it with Marilyn Singer's \u003ci\u003eFireflies at Midnight\u003c\/i\u003e (2003) and Joyce Sidman's \u003ci\u003eSongs of the Waterboatman and Other Pond Poems\u003c\/i\u003e (2005).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe poems in this collection flit and buzz effortlessly from page to page as members of the insect world are showcased in a variety of poetic forms, from haiku to clerihew. Antlions, skipper caterpillars, and even dung beetles make appearances. A brief annotation accompanies each poem, providing a few juicy factoids for budding entomologists while ever-present humor pulls in all fans of anything gross. In \"The Hot Shot;\" a bombardier beetle blasts hot acid from its \"seatle,\" and in \"Advice to a Caterpillar,\" a swallowtail warns the larva to \"pretend you're bird poop.\" Notes at the book's end dissect each poem's formal elements, and a glossary clarifies scientific terminology. Evan's naturalistic block prints crawl through the text, echoing the lighthearted tone. For readers or teachers who go buggy for Douglas Florian's \u003ci\u003eInsectlopedia\u003c\/i\u003e (Harcourt, 1998) or Paul Fleischman's sophisticated \u003ci\u003eJoyful Noise\u003c\/i\u003e (HarperCollins, 1988), suggest \u003ci\u003eHey There, Stink Bug!\u003c\/i\u003e They'll laugh, they'll learn, and hopefully they won't lose their lunch!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn just under a score of poems, Bulion addresses various denizens of the insect world in witty, tightly structured verse, with an informational prose sidebar about the subject accompanying each poem. Entries treat critters such as the bombardier beetle (\"slow on the wing but thinks fast on its feetle\"), spiders (\"I dreamed a spider from the ceiling\/dropped into my mouth\"), and flies (\"real flies feed on ghastly things\"), as well as the insect world generally (\"This is\/ an insect world with humans in it\"), in poetic forms ranging from free verse to the sonnet, the limerick to the haiku. This resembles Sidman's \u003ci\u003eSong of the Water Boatman\u003c\/i\u003e (BCCB 7\/06) in its sparkling blend of biology and poetry, but the poetic approach here emphasizes humor, making these well-crafted verses eminently suitable for reading aloud to spice up an entomology unit or offering on the relevant buggy spot during a fly-distracted language arts lesson. A glossary is included, notes describe in some detail the poetic devices and formats employed in each entry, and there's a handy list of insect resources of the web and in print.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eScience Books \u0026amp; Films\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe major portion of this book consists of 19 poems, all but the last accompanied by a brief, simple, accurate, and informative commentary that provides additional biological information. As subjects, insects are in the majority, but two poems feature spiders. The poems surely are not grist for the poet laureate selection mill; nevertheless, they are entertaining, though occasionally a tad crude. Kids will love them. Upper elementary to middle schoolers will read the poems with ease; younger children will enjoy hearing them read. The various poetic styles employed by the author are described in a separate section, and the information imparted there could well be used in literature classes. The color illustrations are attractive and well coordinated with the text. The binding is sturdy, and the bright yellow cover, adorned only by a pair of black carpenter ants, will attract the eye. A helpful glossary and a bibliography consist of three good books and the addresses of two useful Web sites.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe Reading Teacher\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003eHey There, Stink Bug!\u003c\/i\u003e is a multigenre book that incorporates poetry, interesting facts about a variety of bugs, and information about the different forms of poetry used. This clever text, appropriate for a variety of grade levels, demonstrates how authors often mix genres to make the information or writing more interesting and fun. Poems like \"The Hot Shot\" are sure to entertain as it reads \"Bombardier bombardier bombardier beetle, slow on the wing but thinks fast on its feetle. Blasting poor predators into retreatle, with boiling hot acid it aims from its seatle\" (p. 13). The informational text that follows on the same page will captivate any bug enthusiast: \"When an enemy bothers a bombardier beetle, two chemicals mix inside the beetle and explode with a pop into acid spray.\" \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Mini-lessons for using this text could range from a broad lesson on how mixing genres while writing can be effective to more discrete lessons on how writers choose the most compelling information to keep readers interested. During a unit on nonfiction writing, a teacher could copy the informational text from the bombardier beetle page onto a chart and add to it some less interesting facts. The teacher could then model how to choose the most compelling information to write about, thinking aloud while doing so. Another use for this book would be to share one of the poems during a mini-lesson, focusing on its form. Students would begin to \"try out\" the form by drafting some lines. \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Also included at the back of the book are texts and online resources about bugs. The Franklin Institute's Resources on Science (www.fi.edu\/qanda\/spotlight2\/spotlight2.html) is one of the sites referenced. Students can use this site as a reliable resource to develop background knowledge about bugs, which will make it easier for them to understand and enjoy Bulion's poems. The site can also be used to support any informational writing students may choose to do on bugs.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/hey-there-stink-bug-cvr.jpg?13736880492949036409\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/hey-there-stink-bug-hires.zip?13736880492949036409\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/hey-there-stink-bug-hires.zip?13736880492949036409\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/leslie-bulion-qa.pdf?13736880492949036409\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eRead a Q\u0026amp;A with Leslie Bulion\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHardcover\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-58089-304-6\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePaperback\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-58089-340-4\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-60734-040-9\u003cbr\u003e For information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-book\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 7-10\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 48\u003cbr\u003e5 \u003csup\u003e1\u003c\/sup\u003e\/\u003csub\u003e2\u003c\/sub\u003e x 8 \u003csup\u003e1\u003c\/sup\u003e\/\u003csub\u003e4\u003c\/sub\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]","published_at":"2015-09-06T19:13:00-04:00","created_at":"2015-09-06T18:25:52-04:00","vendor":"Charlesbridge","type":"Children's Book","tags":["Browse by Age_Ages 6-10","Browse by Fiction\/Nonfiction_Nonfiction","Browse by Format_Chapter Book","Browse by Language_English","Browse by Subject_Animals \u0026 Dinosaurs","Browse by Subject_Poetry \u0026 Language","Browse by Subject_Science \u0026 Nature","Browse by Subject_Story Time \u0026 Play"],"price":595,"price_min":595,"price_max":1295,"available":true,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":6399139841,"title":"Hardcover","option1":"Hardcover","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"93046","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Hey There, Stink Bug! - Hardcover","public_title":"Hardcover","options":["Hardcover"],"price":1295,"weight":235,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":10,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"continue","barcode":"978-1-58089-304-6"},{"id":6399696385,"title":"Paperback","option1":"Paperback","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"93404","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Hey There, Stink Bug! - Paperback","public_title":"Paperback","options":["Paperback"],"price":595,"weight":125,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":9,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"continue","barcode":"978-1-58089-340-4"}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/hey-there-stink-bug-cover.jpg?v=1570475709"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/hey-there-stink-bug-cover.jpg?v=1570475709","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca title=\"Author Leslie Bulion\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/leslie-bulion\"\u003eLeslie Bulion\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca title=\"Illustrator Leslie Evans\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/leslie-evans\"\u003eLeslie Evans\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\"They'll laugh, they'll learn, and hopefully they won't lose their lunch!\"\u003cbr\u003e — \u003ci\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/i\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA swarm of insects introduces readers to the joy of poetry. Witty poems describe how insects capture prey, trick predators, attract mates, and have managed to survive for 400 million years. Scientifically accurate information further explains bug behavior. Eye-catching linoleum-cut illustrations practically crawl across the pages.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIncludes notes that explain 19 poetic forms and stylistic techniques plus a glossary of entomological terms.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"The Icky Bug Alphabet Book\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/the-icky-bug-alphabet-book\"\u003eThe Icky Bug Alphabet Book\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/behold-the-beautiful-dung-beetle\"\u003eBehold the Beautiful Dung Beetle\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/hey-there-stink-bug-spread.jpg?13736880492949036409\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLeslie Bulion, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLeslie Bulion started writing stories for children in 1998, and her first book, \u003ci\u003eFatuma's New Cloth\u003c\/i\u003e (Moon Mountain), won the 2003 Africana Book Award. Leslie lives in Durham, Connecticut.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Author Leslie Bulion\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/leslie-bulion\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Leslie Bulion.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLeslie Evans, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLeslie Evans has illustrated many books including\u003ci\u003e Leaf Jumpers\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003eThe Yummy Alphabet Book\u003c\/i\u003e, and the Alphabet Acrostic series (Clarion). Leslie lives in Watertown, Massachusetts, where she delights in her daily walks along the Charles river with her dog, Clyde.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Illustrator Leslie Evans\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/leslie-evans\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Leslie Evans.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBook Sense Winter 2006-2007 Children's Pick List\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eABC Best Books for Children\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLibrarians' Choices 2006: Texas Woman's University\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBookbuilders of Boston New England Book Show Winner\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eBooklist\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"This is\/an insect world with humans in it.\/We'll seize the day, but they will win it.\" The insects featured in this poetry collection are fearsome, awe-inspiring creatures. Bulion uses gory, visceral facts to pull children into both the science and the various poetic forms. What happens to an ant that falls into a doodlebug's hole? \"Grabbed-stabbed-and-poisoned, its juices sucked out.\" How does a wolf spider treat an unruly youngster? \"She'll pierce then pulverize him for a snack.\" Prose paragraphs about the bugs accompany each poem, but readers may still need help with sophisticated allusions and wordplay. Many selections, though, are immediately accessible, and the words' frank, gross-out drama will generate lively enthusiasm: \"Cow manure\/hog manure\/roadkill corpse\/an open sewer\" reads the marching lines of maggot's preferred menu. Striking, watercolor-washed linoleum prints and notes about poetic forms round out this title, which can be used across the curriculum. Pair it with Marilyn Singer's \u003ci\u003eFireflies at Midnight\u003c\/i\u003e (2003) and Joyce Sidman's \u003ci\u003eSongs of the Waterboatman and Other Pond Poems\u003c\/i\u003e (2005).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe poems in this collection flit and buzz effortlessly from page to page as members of the insect world are showcased in a variety of poetic forms, from haiku to clerihew. Antlions, skipper caterpillars, and even dung beetles make appearances. A brief annotation accompanies each poem, providing a few juicy factoids for budding entomologists while ever-present humor pulls in all fans of anything gross. In \"The Hot Shot;\" a bombardier beetle blasts hot acid from its \"seatle,\" and in \"Advice to a Caterpillar,\" a swallowtail warns the larva to \"pretend you're bird poop.\" Notes at the book's end dissect each poem's formal elements, and a glossary clarifies scientific terminology. Evan's naturalistic block prints crawl through the text, echoing the lighthearted tone. For readers or teachers who go buggy for Douglas Florian's \u003ci\u003eInsectlopedia\u003c\/i\u003e (Harcourt, 1998) or Paul Fleischman's sophisticated \u003ci\u003eJoyful Noise\u003c\/i\u003e (HarperCollins, 1988), suggest \u003ci\u003eHey There, Stink Bug!\u003c\/i\u003e They'll laugh, they'll learn, and hopefully they won't lose their lunch!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn just under a score of poems, Bulion addresses various denizens of the insect world in witty, tightly structured verse, with an informational prose sidebar about the subject accompanying each poem. Entries treat critters such as the bombardier beetle (\"slow on the wing but thinks fast on its feetle\"), spiders (\"I dreamed a spider from the ceiling\/dropped into my mouth\"), and flies (\"real flies feed on ghastly things\"), as well as the insect world generally (\"This is\/ an insect world with humans in it\"), in poetic forms ranging from free verse to the sonnet, the limerick to the haiku. This resembles Sidman's \u003ci\u003eSong of the Water Boatman\u003c\/i\u003e (BCCB 7\/06) in its sparkling blend of biology and poetry, but the poetic approach here emphasizes humor, making these well-crafted verses eminently suitable for reading aloud to spice up an entomology unit or offering on the relevant buggy spot during a fly-distracted language arts lesson. A glossary is included, notes describe in some detail the poetic devices and formats employed in each entry, and there's a handy list of insect resources of the web and in print.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eScience Books \u0026amp; Films\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe major portion of this book consists of 19 poems, all but the last accompanied by a brief, simple, accurate, and informative commentary that provides additional biological information. As subjects, insects are in the majority, but two poems feature spiders. The poems surely are not grist for the poet laureate selection mill; nevertheless, they are entertaining, though occasionally a tad crude. Kids will love them. Upper elementary to middle schoolers will read the poems with ease; younger children will enjoy hearing them read. The various poetic styles employed by the author are described in a separate section, and the information imparted there could well be used in literature classes. The color illustrations are attractive and well coordinated with the text. The binding is sturdy, and the bright yellow cover, adorned only by a pair of black carpenter ants, will attract the eye. A helpful glossary and a bibliography consist of three good books and the addresses of two useful Web sites.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe Reading Teacher\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003eHey There, Stink Bug!\u003c\/i\u003e is a multigenre book that incorporates poetry, interesting facts about a variety of bugs, and information about the different forms of poetry used. This clever text, appropriate for a variety of grade levels, demonstrates how authors often mix genres to make the information or writing more interesting and fun. Poems like \"The Hot Shot\" are sure to entertain as it reads \"Bombardier bombardier bombardier beetle, slow on the wing but thinks fast on its feetle. Blasting poor predators into retreatle, with boiling hot acid it aims from its seatle\" (p. 13). The informational text that follows on the same page will captivate any bug enthusiast: \"When an enemy bothers a bombardier beetle, two chemicals mix inside the beetle and explode with a pop into acid spray.\" \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Mini-lessons for using this text could range from a broad lesson on how mixing genres while writing can be effective to more discrete lessons on how writers choose the most compelling information to keep readers interested. 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Hey There, Stink Bug!

By: Leslie Bulion / Illustrated by: Leslie Evans

"They'll laugh, they'll learn, and hopefully they won't lose their lunch!"
School Library Journal

A swarm of insects introduces readers to the joy of poetry. Witty poems describe how insects capture prey, trick predators, attract mates, and have managed to survive for 400 million years. Scientifically accurate information further explains bug behavior. Eye-catching linoleum-cut illustrations practically crawl across the pages.

Includes notes that explain 19 poetic forms and stylistic techniques plus a glossary of entomological terms.

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Leslie Bulion, author

Leslie Bulion started writing stories for children in 1998, and her first book, Fatuma's New Cloth (Moon Mountain), won the 2003 Africana Book Award. Leslie lives in Durham, Connecticut.

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Leslie Evans, illustrator

Leslie Evans has illustrated many books including Leaf Jumpers, The Yummy Alphabet Book, and the Alphabet Acrostic series (Clarion). Leslie lives in Watertown, Massachusetts, where she delights in her daily walks along the Charles river with her dog, Clyde.

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"This is/an insect world with humans in it./We'll seize the day, but they will win it." The insects featured in this poetry collection are fearsome, awe-inspiring creatures. Bulion uses gory, visceral facts to pull children into both the science and the various poetic forms. What happens to an ant that falls into a doodlebug's hole? "Grabbed-stabbed-and-poisoned, its juices sucked out." How does a wolf spider treat an unruly youngster? "She'll pierce then pulverize him for a snack." Prose paragraphs about the bugs accompany each poem, but readers may still need help with sophisticated allusions and wordplay. Many selections, though, are immediately accessible, and the words' frank, gross-out drama will generate lively enthusiasm: "Cow manure/hog manure/roadkill corpse/an open sewer" reads the marching lines of maggot's preferred menu. Striking, watercolor-washed linoleum prints and notes about poetic forms round out this title, which can be used across the curriculum. Pair it with Marilyn Singer's Fireflies at Midnight (2003) and Joyce Sidman's Songs of the Waterboatman and Other Pond Poems (2005).

School Library Journal

The poems in this collection flit and buzz effortlessly from page to page as members of the insect world are showcased in a variety of poetic forms, from haiku to clerihew. Antlions, skipper caterpillars, and even dung beetles make appearances. A brief annotation accompanies each poem, providing a few juicy factoids for budding entomologists while ever-present humor pulls in all fans of anything gross. In "The Hot Shot;" a bombardier beetle blasts hot acid from its "seatle," and in "Advice to a Caterpillar," a swallowtail warns the larva to "pretend you're bird poop." Notes at the book's end dissect each poem's formal elements, and a glossary clarifies scientific terminology. Evan's naturalistic block prints crawl through the text, echoing the lighthearted tone. For readers or teachers who go buggy for Douglas Florian's Insectlopedia (Harcourt, 1998) or Paul Fleischman's sophisticated Joyful Noise (HarperCollins, 1988), suggest Hey There, Stink Bug! They'll laugh, they'll learn, and hopefully they won't lose their lunch!

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

In just under a score of poems, Bulion addresses various denizens of the insect world in witty, tightly structured verse, with an informational prose sidebar about the subject accompanying each poem. Entries treat critters such as the bombardier beetle ("slow on the wing but thinks fast on its feetle"), spiders ("I dreamed a spider from the ceiling/dropped into my mouth"), and flies ("real flies feed on ghastly things"), as well as the insect world generally ("This is/ an insect world with humans in it"), in poetic forms ranging from free verse to the sonnet, the limerick to the haiku. This resembles Sidman's Song of the Water Boatman (BCCB 7/06) in its sparkling blend of biology and poetry, but the poetic approach here emphasizes humor, making these well-crafted verses eminently suitable for reading aloud to spice up an entomology unit or offering on the relevant buggy spot during a fly-distracted language arts lesson. A glossary is included, notes describe in some detail the poetic devices and formats employed in each entry, and there's a handy list of insect resources of the web and in print.

Science Books & Films

The major portion of this book consists of 19 poems, all but the last accompanied by a brief, simple, accurate, and informative commentary that provides additional biological information. As subjects, insects are in the majority, but two poems feature spiders. The poems surely are not grist for the poet laureate selection mill; nevertheless, they are entertaining, though occasionally a tad crude. Kids will love them. Upper elementary to middle schoolers will read the poems with ease; younger children will enjoy hearing them read. The various poetic styles employed by the author are described in a separate section, and the information imparted there could well be used in literature classes. The color illustrations are attractive and well coordinated with the text. The binding is sturdy, and the bright yellow cover, adorned only by a pair of black carpenter ants, will attract the eye. A helpful glossary and a bibliography consist of three good books and the addresses of two useful Web sites.

The Reading Teacher

Hey There, Stink Bug! is a multigenre book that incorporates poetry, interesting facts about a variety of bugs, and information about the different forms of poetry used. This clever text, appropriate for a variety of grade levels, demonstrates how authors often mix genres to make the information or writing more interesting and fun. Poems like "The Hot Shot" are sure to entertain as it reads "Bombardier bombardier bombardier beetle, slow on the wing but thinks fast on its feetle. Blasting poor predators into retreatle, with boiling hot acid it aims from its seatle" (p. 13). The informational text that follows on the same page will captivate any bug enthusiast: "When an enemy bothers a bombardier beetle, two chemicals mix inside the beetle and explode with a pop into acid spray."

Mini-lessons for using this text could range from a broad lesson on how mixing genres while writing can be effective to more discrete lessons on how writers choose the most compelling information to keep readers interested. During a unit on nonfiction writing, a teacher could copy the informational text from the bombardier beetle page onto a chart and add to it some less interesting facts. The teacher could then model how to choose the most compelling information to write about, thinking aloud while doing so. Another use for this book would be to share one of the poems during a mini-lesson, focusing on its form. Students would begin to "try out" the form by drafting some lines.

Also included at the back of the book are texts and online resources about bugs. The Franklin Institute's Resources on Science (www.fi.edu/qanda/spotlight2/spotlight2.html) is one of the sites referenced. Students can use this site as a reliable resource to develop background knowledge about bugs, which will make it easier for them to understand and enjoy Bulion's poems. The site can also be used to support any informational writing students may choose to do on bugs.

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