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Title:
Snug as a bug
Author:
Ross, Michael Elsohn, 1952-
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Publication Information:
San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Summary:
Illustrations and short, rhyming verses portray bedtime rituals, from stories to goodnight kisses, of various bugs as they settle down on a branch, in an old cap, or under a rock and head to dreamland.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780811842457
Format :
Book

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Summary

Award-winning artist Sylvia Long has teamed up with author and naturalist Michael Elsohn Ross to create a truly enchanting bedtime book. From goodnight stories to goodnight kisses, the simple, cozy text celebrates the special bedtime rituals that are so beloved by both parent and child. With its colorful butterflies, cozy caterpillars and dreamy ladybugsall in their cutest pajamasthis is a book that readers will want to snuggle up with again and again.


Author Notes

Michael Elsohn Ross is an author and naturalist with over 35 children's books to his credit. He lives in a Yosemite National Park Administrative Site with his wife and son. Visit Michael Elsohn Ross's website.

Sylvia Long is the illustrator of several books for children including the best sellers Ten Little Rabbits and Alejandro's Gift. Ms. Long's detailed paintings are inspired by her love of animals and the outdoors. She lives in Arizona. Read more about Sylvia's illustrating process.


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School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-Insects, worms, and slugs curl up in roses, slumber under leaves, and doze in shells in this bedtime rhyme. While some of Ross's verses are clever ("Cuddle in a huddle/in a grove of tall trees"), others are odd or uninviting ("Snooze away softly/in a puddle of sap"). Long's watercolor illustrations of well-dressed animals are playful, but the complicated sleepwear looks out of place on creatures with antennae, multiple legs, and wings, and the white backgrounds make it seem as if the bugs are going to bed in full daylight. While the book's title and premise are droll, the realization is lackluster.-Rachel G. Payne, Brooklyn Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.