App DescriptionKids are fascinated by bugs. And bugs ARE fascinating! This app is both entertaining and highly educational â€“ the perfect way to get the child in your life outdoors and observing nature closely.
This interactive app is based on the best-selling book of the same name, published by a company dedicated to encouraging kids to appreciate nature. Written and illustrated by a bug expert, children will see and hear insects as they actually move their bodies to make sounds â€“ all kinds of sounds. Bugs donâ€™t have vocal chords, and they donâ€™t use their mouths to make sounds. Instead they move different body parts to make those sounds â€“ often quite LOUD. This app is a wonderful introduction to the noisy, busy world of insects.
* Extreme close-up artwork is scientifically accurate
* Choose between â€śRead to Meâ€ť and â€śRead to Myselfâ€ť
* Touch the bugs or jiggle the screen to watch them move their bodies in the way that they produce sounds! Remember, insects do not create sounds through vocal chords, but by moving other body parts.
* Hear actual recorded insect sounds.
* Have fun with onomatopoeia â€“ sing along with the author as he imitates the bug sounds.
* Includes interesting extra information about each featured species.
* All information is scientifically accurate. The author is an expert on insects.
From School Library Journal (book review): "A still summer evening isnâ€™t always quiet for those who listen carefully. They might hear and identify some noisy bugs using this simple primer. Himmelman devotes a spread to each insect and its distinctive sound. Though the text is simple, with just one line per page, the author packs in the information. He includes the complete name of the bug and an easy-to-replicate phonetic description of the sound. Readers will also learn about how the noisy creature adapts to its environment. For example, a Dog-Day Cicada buzzes high in a tree, not near the ground. The textual information is set off by larger-than-life illustrations. The colors are saturated but still realistic. There are enough details in the pictures to serve as a beginning identification guide. Additional details about all of the bugs is appended. Nature activities are included. This book will be well-used on trips to the woods and in backyards throughout the summer, wherever noisy bugs can be found."
From Washington Parent (book review by Mary Quattlebaum): â€śThis playful introduction to six-legged critters is perfectly tuned to a tot's love of sound and color. Youngsters can squeaka-squeaka like a tiger moth, buzzzzzz like a bumble bee, and tick-tick-tick zeezeezee like a bush katydid. Each double-page spread reveals the insect in its natural habitat, and both are rendered with scientific accuracy in bright, though realistic, colors. (No crickets in top hats or neon green foliage.) Readers get a sense of scale, too, by seeing a bug beside, for example, a blueberry that appears to be the size of an orange. Through text, pictures, and informative backmatter, John Himmelman shines an appreciative spotlight on our native creepy-crawlies and encourages children to attend to the wild chorus around them.â€ť
Dawn Publications is dedicated to inspiring in children a deeper understanding and appreciation for all life on Earth.
October 29, 2013 Price Decrease: $4.99 -> $3.99
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October 01, 2013 New version 2.0
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