Perfect for summer: an anthology of nasty bug poems written by Lee Bennett Hopkins, Ann Whitford Paul, Alice Schertle, and others. Will Terry‘s illustrations will make you squirm, especially Cockroach by Fran Haraway which begins:
Has quite a genealogy,
This tribe is tough; it perseveres.
It’s lived three hundred million years.”
“Deep between our once clean sheets
you roam like mini mice.
When we share hats we’re sharing you
like eggy leggy rice.”
Delightfully icky, no? The back matter has more information, including mini-illustrations and the scientific name for each featured bug.