Nasty Bugs by Lee Bennett Hopkins

Today's review comes from our very own Poetry Category Chair, Jone MacCulloch. Jone blogs at Check It Out, and she's a library media specialist in Washington state. She's also an avid reader, photographer, poet, and frequent participant in Poetry Friday. Fun fact: for four years running, she's organized the Postcard Poetry Project, in which participants receive a student-written poem on a postcard in the mail.

NastyBugsEarlier this month, Jone reviewed Cybils poetry nominee Nasty Bugs, written by Lee Bennett Hopkins and illustrated by Will Terry. As you might expect, this book features poems about those creepy crawly critters that gross us out the most: lice, cockroaches, you name it. But the kids love it–as Jone says in her review,

Even though the topics are making me itch as I type, engaged second graders laughed and giggled, eewed and itched.

Read more about this book and fellow Cybils nominee Bug Off at Jone's blog.