Buggy Boos! Halloween Bugs by David Carter
WHO'S BEHIND THE MAGICAL DOOR?
THE BAT-IN-THE-HAT BUG!
What do bugs and Halloween have in common?
They're both CREEPY!
And a lot of creepy-crawly critters can be found in bugmeister David Carter's redo of his Halloween Bugs (Bugs in a Box Books) (Little Simon).
There are scary hairy crawlers, Great Pumpkin bugs, and a one-horned, one-eyed, so-called people-eater bug, all concealed artfully behind sturdy flaps in this charming toy-and-movable book illustrated specially for the scary season. Kids will interact with each two-page spread to find one of Carter's creative creepy-crawlers, a spiffy bug in a top hat, or a touchy-feely orange-yarn many-legged critter, hidden behind each distinctive door.
But the artist-designer saves the best for last--an elaborate pop-up of a buggy graveyard, with ghostly Halloween bugs peering out from behind some cleverly inscribed tombstones:
Bless her soul.
She went to the outhouse
And fell down the hole
For preschoolers who go buggy over these critters, other famous flap and pop-up bug books by David Carter include Bedtime Bugs: A Pop-up Good Night Book by David A. Carter, Birthday Bugs: A Pop-up Party by David A. Carter, and The 12 Bugs of Christmas: A Pop-up Christmas Counting Book (Bugs in a Box Books).