Come to the grand opening of the Face Bug Museum where readers can join an insect crowd to see amazing close-up photographs of bug faces, meet the bugs featured, and participate in interactive museum exhibits. In this innovative book of poetry, drawings, and photographs, J. Patrick Lewis’s sly, humorous poems introduce readers to each of fourteen bugs. Kelly Murphy’s black-and-white drawings create a funny visual story about two beetle friends gleefully exploring this memorable museum. In addition, awe-inspiring, dramatic (very) close-up photos of bug faces decorate the museum walls. A book of poetry and photographs and a picture-book story rolled into one, Face Bug is a unique collaboration.
“Bugs get a close-up in this new book of poetry that shows off their thousands of eyes, bucktooth incisors, prickly exteriors and more. Frederic B. Siskind’s wonderfully creepy full-color photographs and Kelly Murphy’s cartoony black-and-white illustrations are abuzz with activity alongside J. Patrick Lewis’s witty verses about insects and spiders. Some bugs are cleverly camouflaged, while others flaunt their colors, but they all have something worth celebrating, even the slimy-seeming Eastern Dobsonfly. . . ” — The Washington Post
. . .”There will be many returns to the Face Bug Museum as this book has so much to offer. Wonderfully conceived and executed.”–School Library Journal