Mary Bono Ugh! a Bug

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Ugh! a Bug

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What do you do when a bug's bugging you?
They're scary, they're hairy
They swoop, buzz, and hover.
But most bugs are harmless.
There's no need to take cover.

Yes, some bugs are nasty, but most bugs are not.
It's simply a matter of which bug you've got.
Whether spiny or shiny or speedy or slow
There will always be some bugs wherever you go.

Mary Bono's eye-popping three-dimensional bug sculptures combine with vibrant colored-pencil and watercolor paintings and playful verse to create a delightful ode to those little critters that make us squeal and squirm.

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Mary Bono's three-dimensional illustrations have appeared in numerous magazines including Ranger Rick and Clubhouse Jr. She has always admired insects. but didn't come to love worms until she had her own garden. Ugh! A Bug is Mary's first picture book. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Newcomer Bono's spot-on premise that kids have conflicted feelings about bugs ties together this bouncy volume in verse: "If you spied a centipede slithering by, would you reach for a stick? Run away? Start to cry?" Her artwork integrates three-dimensional, startlingly realistic clay sculptures of insects into brightly colored pencil portraits of round-headed, skeptical-looking kids, allowing readers to identify with the scenarios. In some pictures, the bugs appear nearly to scale, but more threatening species loom large (a bee is shown in such close-up detail that the pollen on his body looks like shag carpeting). With tongue firmly in cheek, Bono pleads for greater reflection vis-a-vis the insect world: "Do dragonflies suddenly swoop down and hover? They're just being nosy so don't run for cover." In the accompanying picture of twins, one girl looks delighted with the insect, the other hides behind her sister. Although the author/artist may not fully assuage the fears of the insect-squeamish or convert the bug-squashing enthusiast, she successfully demonstrates that it's possible to have a sense of humor and a heart about the critters: "Next time you see a bug don't make a fuss after all, there's a lot more of them than of us." Ages 4-8.
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