by Julia Durango
Illustrated by Kurt Cyrus
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
It's here! It's here! PEST FEST, the wonderful new picture book by Julia Durango, is here!
Oh that talented Silly Chick! How we do love her!
In her funny, new rhyming book, the creepy, crawly, buzzy, and buggy critters among us hold a talent show.
"Pest Fest! Pest Fest!" the Carpet Beetle barked.
"The talent show is set to go.
The best are placed; come on, make haste!
Let's start the annual Pest Fest!"
So begins the call to all bugs far and wide to show off their best talents. Who will win? The beautiful butterfly? The lovely ladybug? The Queen Bee? Or possibly the lowly little fly? Surely not!
Kurt Cyrus captures the fun in his slightly creepy, very pesky, and simply beautiful illustrations. Kids who love bugs will be overjoyed by this book. Kids who hate bugs will be drawn like moths to it!
Just thinking about a critter contest makes us want to have one of our own!
So . . .
We are having a contest! (And boy is it an easy one!)
Tell us your favorite (or not so favorite) bug** and we'll put your name in a drawing to win an autographed copy of PEST FEST! (We don't need real names, just enough info to contact you.)
On July 1, we'll post 2 winners here in the coop!
Congrats and thanks to Julia and Kurt for this wonderfully buggy book!
** Here at the Silly Chicks, we are aware that the word "Bugs" in fact refers to a limited number of insects from the order Hemiptera which includes cicadas, aphids, and other "true bugs." (We know this because one of us accidentally spent 4 years in college studying biology.)
However, we prefer to use the Kindergarten definition which means anything that crawls and makes your mother scream if it touches her foot. Though we reserve the right to omit from this definition the following: snakes, furry critters, and Mick Jagger.