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The Icky Bug Counting Book

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By: Jerry Pallotta / Illustrated by: Ralph Masiello

How many bugs can you count?

For many children, "icky" bugs are endlessly fascinating. This book helps children discover why farmers like the praying mantis, how the water spider breathes underwater, and other intriguing facts about the world of bugs and insects. Kids get a look at the fascinating world of insects while practicing their counting skills.

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Author & Illustrator Bios:

Jerry Pallotta, author

Jerry Pallotta's childhood memories of growing up on Peggotty Beach in Scituate, Massachusetts, inspired his first book, The Ocean Alphabet Book. That began the best-selling series that includes The Icky Bug Alphabet Book, The Yucky Reptile Alphabet Book, The Flower Alphabet Book, and many others. Jerry lives in Boston, Massachusetts, with his family.

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Ralph Masiello, illustrator

Award-winning illustrator, Ralph Masiello, is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design. He has illustrated many books and book covers and is an accomplished fine artist. Ralph lives in Massachusetts with his family. He is affectionately known to teachers and children as The Icky Bug Man.

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Editorial Reviews:

Science Books and Films, January/February 1992

The Icky Bug Counting Book is a refreshing change from many of the books designed for young children. . . . this unusually well-written and well-illustrated book would be a good addition to a young learner's bookshelf.


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ISBN: 978-0-88106-496-4

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Ages: 3-6
Page count: 32
10 x 8

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