An energetic ode to insects in a style that’s Dr. Seuss meets Hieronymus Bosch… The madcap cartoons create an atmosphere that feels almost interplanetary, playing up the alien nature (and the diversity) of the insect world.
With bouncing rhyme and illustrations that demand multiple viewings, Bugs Galore is a rollicking celebration of all things creepy-crawly. This highly successful collaboration shows how well text and artwork can add up to something more… The main action is always clear and bold, but each spread features dozens of bugs with individual details, expressions, and actions. Kids will love identifying the little creatures specified in the text and discovering other stories through the pictures.
—School Library Journal
A veritable swarm of adjectives, opposites and, ew, bugs… Squirmy and educational.
Bright, digitally generated illustrations reminiscent of the atomic-style cartoons of the 1950s and 1960s accompany spare, absurdist rhymes that make you smile. This one should be read aloud often.
—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Peter Stein and illustrator Bob Staake have made me love boy things. In CARS GALORE they imagined cars that snore, smell, rock out and do loop-de-loops and described them all in funny, silly, concise rhymes. They’ve done it again with BUGS GALORE, where the creepy crawlies of the world watch TV, swim in soup, do a conga line with food and light up the night sky.
—Huffington Post Parents blog