This exciting, vibrant non fiction book is a real treat for fans of fabulous bugs and / or Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach.
Inspired by the creatures who can be found in James’s own giant peach, James’s Giant Bug Book promises to take its own readers on an amazing journey of discovery turning them in to ‘minibeast masters’ .
The narrative ingeniously weaves snippets of text from the original novel, leading its reader to discover more about the creatures. There are fun questions peppered throughout, and, brilliantly – lots of interactive elements too. Build a BumbleBee Flowerpot House, a glow worm wrist band or even a butterfly feeder. I love that many of these activities are ones that I haven’t come across before.
The fabulous facts on all sorts of bugs from silk worms to spiders, from ladybirds to beetles are presented in an energetic format – both in terms of Quentin Blake’s unique illustrations, and Barry Hutchinson’s engaging text.