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May 11, 2010

Kaleidopops: Bugs

The latest in the Kaleidopops series by Silver Dolphin books and by Ruth Martin, Bugs ($15.95) is one gorgeous book.  It came at just the right time too.  My four year old has developed a fear of bugs that cannot be described.  She screams and cries about the common housefly and if a bee or ant so much as flits or crawls past her she goes into hysterics.  The beauty of 'Bugs'* is that the pictures and pop-up pages are so beautiful and enchanting that a child cannot help but be fascinated by it.

Over ten pages of full color comes to life.  Creepy crawly bugs adorn the pages. The shimmering wings of a blue morpho butterfly grabbed my daughters attention and paved the way for her to settle in with me as we explored the world of the iridescent rainbow shield bug, Praying Mantis and more.  Five of the pages are in 3-D lenticular pop-up design making it seem that the bugs are flying or crawling off the pages.  By illustrating where the bugs live, attract mates, hide from predators and what they eat she began to understand how fascinating bugs can be instead of just plain scary.  Now when she sees ants crawling on our sidewalk she goes in closer to inspect them and to see where they are going. This is definitely a book that was educational for her and for me.  I think it will make going through this spring and summer a lot easier too. 

Kaleidopop books can be purchased at Amazon, Borders, Barnes & Noble and Indie Bound.  Any book in the Kaleidopops series (there are a wide range of titles) would make a great gift for any child over the age of five. 

MPR Rating:  Five Stars.

Disclaimer:  MPR was not paid for this post.  Any products received are for review and testing purposes only.  

*Amazon Affliate tag.  Purchase the book on Amazon through me and I get maybe a cent.