Reading Rainbow: Bugs


Authors: Nancy Winslow Parker and Joan Richards Wright

Illustrator: Nancy Winslow Parker

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Description: We share our world with ants, crickets, flies, centipedes and lady beetles. In BUGS, viewers learn where insects live, what they are good for, how they grow and much more. LeVar visits Insect World at the Cincinnati Zoo for an in-depth look at some of the more fascinating members of the insect world. The incredible story of the monarch butterflies' migration to the Sierra Cinqui Mountains in Mexico is an added highlight.

Activity Suggestion: Children love to create bug and insect models,using boxes, styrofoam, egg cartons, tin foil, wire, toothpicks, pipe cleaners,clay and tissue paper. Be sure to have the children name their insect and writeup five sentences about it for a classroom display.

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