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About The Book
Beginning with a beautiful close-up of a “big” ladybug, this adorable book artfully depicts the concept of scale as it zooms out from the bug and moves to a flower, a cow, and all the way to an expansive spread of sky. Young readers will love the simple text and lush illustrations of the animals, objects, and scenery of a farm, and they’ll delight in seeing how something can be “big” then seem very “little” when they turn the page!
This beloved sweet story about size and scale is now available in a Storytime Together edition, which is designed so the book can be folded in half and easily read aloud to an audience. The text will face the reader and the illustrations will face the audience. The spiral-bound book also comes with a cardstock jacket for convenient shelving and storage. This innovative format is sure to bring a rollickingly fun storytime experience to classrooms, libraries, living rooms, and video calls with family and friends!
About The Illustrator
Henry Cole has written and illustrated more than 150 books for children, including Spot, the Cat; And Tango Makes Three; Oink?; and Little Bo in France. He is also the illustrator of With a Little Help from My Friends by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. A former elementary school teacher, he now writes and paints full time.
- Publisher: Little Simon (April 15, 2014)
- Length: 32 pages
- ISBN13: 9781442498990
- Grades: P - 2
- Ages: 4 - 7
- Lexile ® BR80L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
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Awards and Honors
- CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Council)
- Kansas NEA Reading Circle List PrimaryTitle
- Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year Selection Title
- MSTA Reading Circle List
- Wisconsin State Reading Association's Reading List
Resources and Downloads
High Resolution Images
- Book Cover Image (jpg): Big Bug Enhanced eBook 9781442498990
- Author Photo (jpg): Henry Cole Photograph © Henry Cole(0.1 MB)
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