As a home-school Mom of two, I’m always on the look out for resources to enhance our studies. Unique books that catch my children’s attention can sometimes be hard to find. Another issue I often run into is that many resource books seem to similar in content to another to earn future readability or a favorite status. I am quite selective in what should earn a spot on my shelf in having just limited space. However, a book that has earned a rightful place in our home library recently is The Alphabet of Bugs: An ABC Book. This book is a delightful change from what one would normally find in a ABC book.
The Alphabet of Bugs: An ABC Book is recommended for 3-5 year old children but I believe it can also be used for those much older. My children are ages 4 and 6 and are fully captivated by this book. The take is refreshing as it opens the eyes of readers to bugs often overlooked such as a Flatid Leaf Bug, an Iron Clad Beetle, and a Pharaoh Cicada to name just a few.
In addition to identifying bugs A-Z and brushing up on the alphabet this book also has the ability to enhance ones vocabulary as well as art skills. Vocabulary I say for the witty and silly sentences found beneath the alphabet letter. For example under the letter O the following sentence is “Owl Butterfly operates optimally on Ochre”. The following page has a full color photograph of the bug specified and the background is the color ochre. Children will learn new words and colors with every turned page! This book has a wonderful approach and is perfect for nature, art, and literature lovers.
My children have been encouraged to look for the bugs mentioned in this book when we are out exploring nature. Aside from their exploration, we’ve opted to further learn about several of the bugs found in book during our nature studies throughout the year. I most certainly recommend this book.
Interested in Purchasing? The Alphabet of Bugs: An ABC Book on Amazon.com for a pre-order price of $11.39 as of this posting.
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample from Sky Pony Press for review purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.