Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Review of "Insectlopedia: Poems and Paintings," by Douglas Florian

Review of

Insectlopedia: Poems and Paintings, by Douglas Florian ISBN 0152013067

Five out of five stars

 The structure of this book is a collection of short pieces of prose on one side and a caricature-style image on the other. Both relate to a specific type of insect, from spiders to moths to ticks and mayflies. The pictures appear to be watercolors, and while there is no precise detail, there is enough for the experienced reader to recognize the insect.

 Some of the insects have facial expressions, which will delight the young reader that pays close attention. The text rhymes and is written at the level of the late elementary school student. A fun book that is also educational, it is a worthy addition to personal and educational libraries.

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