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Face Bug (2013)
Face Bug Pen and Ink, Digital Colour, 2013 | Order this book
Author: J. Patrick Lewis | Photographer: Fred Siskind | Illustrator: Kelly Murphy | Publisher: Wordsong | Ages 6-10
Awards: 2014-15 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List, 2014 National Council of Teachers of English Notable Poetry List, Bank Street College of Education's Best Books of the Year (Poetry Category)
In this ingenious picture book, Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis invites you to visit the Face Bug Museum. There, readers can meet fourteen bugs in Lewis's sly, humorous poems; gaze upon giant close-ups of the creatures' faces in Siskind's photographs; and follow the antics of two beetle friends in Kelly Murphy's artwork. This is a trip to a museum-built by bugs, for bugs-unlike any other. It is also a poetry collection, macro-photography book, and illustrated story-all in one. Includes end notes with photographs of the entire bugs and further information about these creatures.« Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters (2013)Back to Books GalleryCreepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters (2011) »
Face Bug Pen and Ink, Graphite, 2013 | Order this book
Author: J. Patrick Lewis | Photographer: Fred Siskind | Illustrator: Kelly Murphy | Publisher: Wordsong | Ages 6-10
Awards: 2014-15 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List, 2014 National Council of Teachers of English Notable Poetry List, Bank Street College of Education's Best Books of the Year (Poetry Category)
Face Bug is unique among Kelly Murphy's picture book bibliography in that her artwork does not merely illustrate text, but is juxtaposed with both text (J. Patrick Lewis' poetry) and photographs (by Fred Siskind).« Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters (2013)Back to Books GalleryCreepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters (2011) »