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Something Different: Snug House, Bug House! by Susan Schade

September 16th, 2011 by Debbie's World of Books

I’ve been keeping most of my children’s book reviews on a different blog but now with the second child and craziness at work I just don’t have time to maintain both blogs.  So please forgive me if I slip in a children’s book review or two in here and there.

I let my daughter pick out a big on our last trip to Half Price Books and she chose this one.  It was published back in 1994 by Random House for Young Readers so being an oldie I’ve never heard of it.  I was shocked that even not having read it before and thus not having it memorized she browsed through it the entire ride to the shopping center and the entire time I was shopping in Kohls.  If anyone has ever taken a 4 year old shopping you know it’s hard to keep the whining in check so I was amazed.  She just loved looking at the pictures and guessing what was going on.

When bed time rolled around I finally read it to her and it was the cutest book.  If you are working on rhyming with your child this is a great story.  It has a nice rhythm and repetition that it makes it easy for the kids to follow.  My daughter has been hooked on this site words video and knows a few words here and there but now she easily recognizes “it” and can spell it so she loves “reading” the book to me.

The story itself is also fun.  It’s about a group of bugs that find a tennis ball, think up a plan to turn it into a house and then follows them as they build the house.  The illustrations are adorable and humorous and I will admit this is one of my favorites to read to my daughter at night.

Posted in Books, childrens

3 Responses

  1. Pam (@iwriteinbooks)

    Oh this is adorable! My son would totally dig this.

  2. Debbie's World of Books

    I hope so! It’s still a part of our nightly bedtime story rotation and is so much fun. I think I may look for an old tennis ball to let my daughter try making her own “bug house”.

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