Tuesday, October 06, 2009

The Delicious Bug

A Three Silly Chicks' Pick

The Delicious Bug
by Janet Perlman
Kids Can Press
ISBN: 9781553379966

What is it?
A picture book about two chameleons who get their tongues tied over the same delicious bumblebug.

What do we love about it?
The comic way the chameleons' anger rapidly escalates while the other animals look on in growing disbelief. If you've ever been in a bloodbath with your siblings over the last pop-tart (um, not that we have or anything), this scenario will ring frighteningly true.

What does it remind us of?
A modern day Aesop's Fable.

What is it perfect for?
Talking to kids about the consequences of greed without their eyes glazing over.

What do we say about it?
A fresh, fun take on a morality tale that uses humor to instill its message rather than a sledgehammer (ouch!).

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