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Bug-a-licious

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What’s for dinner tonight? How about grasshopper tacos? Or perhaps bug pizza sounds better. Want something smaller and less filling? Then maybe a small snack of wasp crackers will hit the spot. Where do people eat foods like these? All over the world!

In Bug-a-licious, kids will be amazed to learn about the wide variety of bug dishes that are cooked—and eaten—by people from different cultures all around the globe. Large, eye-popping photos, a colorful map, and fascinating fact boxes on every two-page spread are sure to delight young readers.

 
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
BISACS JNF014000
Genre High-Interest, Nonfiction
Copyright 2009
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Extreme Cuisine
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 8 x 10
ISBN 9781597167574, 9781597169165, 9781936090211
Title Format Reinforced book, Multi-User eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 641.6'96
ATOS Reading Level 3.8
Guided Reading Level O
Lexile Reading Level 620
Scholastic Reading Counts Level 3.5
AR Quiz Number 128496
Author Meish Goldish
 
  • 2010 Children's Choices, 2010

Bug-a-Licious

Students develop a comfort zone based on what is familiar to them, and that includes foods they have eaten. Foods outside their comfort zone are “gross” or “yucky!” Reading Bug-a-licious can help students realize that not everyone is raised with the same culinary preferences or dislikes. Close-up, juicy photos show leaf-bug pizza, swollen honey ants, fried giant water bugs, wasp-laden crackers, grasshopper tacos, and other tasty insect foods eaten around the world. Students may be repelled, but as the book concludes, "…the world is a big place. One eater’s ‘yuck!’ is another eater’s ‘yum!’ "

Bug-a-Licious

From plump, sweet honey ants to dragonflies fried on a stick, the insects served up in this volume are considered delicious treats around the world. Each spread pairs standout color photos of bug-based dishes with a short, lively description of how and where the six-legged delicacies are prepared and enjoyed. An appended world map extends the geography exercise with an at-a-glance view of each featured country. A few spreads will answer young readers’ inevitable questions about taste; termites, for example, are described as having “a nutty flavor,” as well as a taste similar to “sweetened cream.” Goldish includes general references to the bugs’ nutritional value, but more specific information would have been welcome. The photos are the real attraction, with full-page images that will delight browsers. And unlike many other youth titles on the topic, this volume reins in cultural bias: “One eater’s ‘yuck!’ is another eater’s ‘yum!’” A bibliography and small, suggested reading section close this title on a high-interest topic in the Extreme Cuisine series.

Bug-a-Licious

From plump, sweet honey ants to dragonflies fried on a stick, the insects served up in this volume are considered delicious treats around the world. Each spread pairs standout color photos of bug-based dishes with a short, lively description of how and where the six-legged delicacies are prepared and enjoyed. An appended world map extends the geography exercise with an at-a-glance view of each featured country. A few spreads will answer young readers’ inevitable questions about taste; termites, for example, are described as having “a nutty flavor,” as well as a taste similar to “sweetened cream.” Goldish includes general references to the bugs’ nutritional value, but more specific information would have been welcome. The photos are the real attraction, with full-page images that will delight browsers. And unlike many other youth titles on the topic, this volume reins in cultural bias: “One eater’s ‘yuck!’ is another eater’s ‘yum!’” A bibliography and small, suggested reading section close this title on a high-interest topic in the Extreme Cuisine series.

Author/Illustrator biography
Detailed maps
Glossary of key words
Index
Table of contents
Full-color photographs