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Paperback | 40 Pages

Includes 7 Pages of Literacy Activities

Bug Hunt

Bug Hunt

By: Brooke Vitale — autograph available

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Learn all about "true" bugs with this Level 1 Early Reader featuring seven pages of bonus literacy activities sure to grow your child's confidence and jumpstart their enthusiasm for reading.

For a boy who loves bugs, what better way to spend a day than on a bug hunt through the backyard? From the spider in the tree to the bees buzzing around mom's flowers, there's plenty to see—and plenty to learn. Did you know that pill bugs have blue blood? How about the fact that they aren't true bugs? Neither are spiders and bees. But the fact that he can't find a true bug won't stop him from enjoying the insects he finds!

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6 x 9 inches

Printed in the United States

All Charge Mommy Books are printed in the United States of America

Dedicated to Literacy

10% of net profits donated to literacy initiatives

Free literacy activities available

Free downloadable reading activities on our website, Charge Mommy Books.

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  • Simple, repetitive language

    Simple, repetitive language encourages word recognition and ease of reading in emergent readers.

  • Humor

    Kids will recognize and delight in the boy's silly antics as he moves from insect to insect, trying to act as they do.

  • Fun insect facts

    Each page comes with fun insect facts, perfect for any kid curious about bugs and insects, and the world around them!

  • Story Comprehension

    Reading is about more than just sounding out a word at a time. It's about being able to read full sentences and understand what they say together. And it's about being able to recall something read two or three sentences (or paragraphs or pages) before.

  • Letter Sounds

    Before kids can string words together, they first have to learn what sounds each letter makes. Drawing a correlation between those sounds and the sounds that appear in words is one of the first steps in reading.

  • Word Scramble

    Word scrambles are a great way for kids to figure out how words go together! Even better, by giving them visual context clues, you can help them along the way and strengthen their spelling skills.

About the Author

Brooke Vitale is a children's book editor, author, and proud founder of Charge Mommy Books. Over the course of her 15+ years at top New York publishers, Brooke Vitale has edited thousands of books, including best-selling titles Hide-and-Hug Olaf and Olaf’s Night Before Christmas. Today, Brooke works as a freelance children’s book editor and runs, a website dedicated to helping aspiring authors navigate the publishing and self-publishing industry. Since beginning her freelance career, Brooke has helped more than 1,000 authors achieve their dream of publishing a book.

But Brooke is also a prolific writer in her own right. She has worked with top children’s book publishers including Penguin Random House, Scholastic, HarperCollins, and Disney Book Group to publish more than a hundred books, including The Magic Is in You, The Mandalorian: A Clan of Two, Goonies: An Illustrated Classic. All told, Brooke’s books have sold over 500,000 copies and climbing.

Brooke lives in Connecticut. When she is not writing or editing she can be found playing Charge Mommy in the backyard with her two young sons.

About the Illustrator

Rimma Mukhamadieva is a professional illustrator. She has been drawing since childhood, but only entered the professional world of drawing six years ago. She specializes in drawing animals and cute illustrations.

Customer Reviews

Based on 38 reviews

Cute story!

Lisa Suarez
Bug Fun!

Fun engaging read for my 5 year old. He loved all the bug facts and the activities at the end.

A wonderful book - fun AND informative

My 7 year old son and I really enjoyed this book! It was perfect for his reading level and contained so many fun, interesting facts about what is and isn’t a true “bug”. I personally learned a lot and it prompted some great discussions in my household. A wonderful book!

Kelly M
Fun read - sparked curiosity!

I bought this book for my friend's kids who love bugs. What a great find! They loved learning that the insects they call bugs aren't true bugs (and even made me look up "true bugs" when we were done reading). The extra reading activies at the end were a huge hit, especially with the younger one, who is just learning to read.

Scott C.
Bugs That Aren't Really Bugs!

This wonderful early reader will be a hit with kids and their moms and dads. Everyone will learn something! (I sure did!) The author skillfully writes an easy-to-read story while crafting an interesting tale. Your child will want to follow along page by page on this bug hunt. Simple pleasures of childhood! Well done!