Friday, August 7, 2015

The Alphabet of Bugs by Valerie Gates

Do you know what a Chrysina resplendens or a Papilionidae butterfly looks like? Travel through the alphabet with The Alphabet of Bugs to learn about the many beautiful and unusually named bugs found in nature—and brush up on those ABCs as well! Valerie Gates’s charming alliterative style paired with Ann Cutting’s stunning photographs of all types of bugs is sure to delight curious children and adults alike.

Children who already know their basic bugs will broaden their horizons, and parents who are tired of simple butterflies and beetles will find this book worth rereading. Spectacular photographs of insects of all kinds will inspire children to learn more about the different creatures found in the natural world. And while children learn about bugs, they are also learning the alphabet through silly sentences. This is an ideal gift for new parents and for young nature-loving children!


If your children like bugs this is a great book. It is the cutest ABC book I have seen.  My grandson Davey loves loves loves bugs. He adored this book - it is is go to reference tool for bugs!

About the Author

Author Valerie Gates is an Emmy award-winning Art Director, Graphic Designer and Photographer. Her work can be seen at

She teamed up with her friend, Ann Cutting to create The Other Colors and The Alphabet of Bugs. Valerie's favorite bug in the book is the Katydid because it looks like a ballet dancer. She lives with her husband and children in fairly bug-free, colorful Wellesley, Massachusetts.

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