BUZZY AND THE LITTLE CRITTERS: A Curious Tale of a Cicada Invasion, is a story about a boy, a girl, a grandpa, thousands of cicadas, and lots of other hungry critters. The grandpa (an entomologist) helps the children satisfy their curiosity about their own nature as well as the nature of these amazing cicada bugs, who can live underground for seventeen years before they come out buzzing. Buzzy's dream scene is especially exciting!
Following the story (in this early reader's book) are several pages of scientific information and fun facts about these buzzing bugs - plus a chart showing where they will appear over the next several years.
“I liked that the book had a boy in it with my name and that it was about insects and animals. I liked when Buzzy head-butted the blue jay to protect the cicadas. I learned that I will be 16 when the cicadas come out again in the year 2025 in Massachusetts. I read it to my little brother, Gus. He liked it too. He asked me to read it to him again.”
“This is a cool little book! I love it! The illustrated story is a fun and interesting way to share the exciting world of insects with young readers and launch them into further investigation. I am impressed with the thorough, accurate facts and reference material to back up the story. A good story and good science.”
“A fun story combined with factual details about the life cycle of cicadas makes Buzzy and the Little Critters a good fit for any child interested in these fascinating and important insects. I recommend it for all bug lovers!”
“Buzzy and the Little Critters is a well-written story that reads well. After reading it to over one hundred of our kindergarten students, their collective response was, ‘It’s good. We like it.’ My second graders agreed. They particularly liked the dream scene and superhero, the interesting facts and wonderful illustrations. I believe the story is a great format for a classroom teacher to use, especially if students are learning about the life cycle of an insect.”
“Buzzy and the Little Critters looks great! I shared it with my Children’s Book Illustration class, and they were all charmed!”
Buzzy and the Little Critters: A Curious Tale of a Cicada Invasion
“Why do they keep making that loud buzzing sound?” That is a question children will be asking in great numbers this summer (and every summer) from the Mid-West to the East Coast.
Towns throughout the U.S. will be invaded by thousands of noisy cicada bugs, and the children will need an answer. That is where Buzzy and the Little Critters comes in. This newly released, illustrated, early reader children’s book provides a fun, exciting story, and fact-filled answers about this unique little bug.
Buzzy and the Little Critters is a story about a boy, a girl, a grandpa, thousands of cicadas, and lots of other hungry critters. The grandpa (an entomologist) helps the children satisfy their curiosity about their own nature as well as the nature of these amazing cicada bugs, who can live underground for up to seventeen years before coming out buzzing.
Written and illustrated by Kenton R. Hill, son of an entomologist, former teacher, counselor, school principal, and leadership coach, Buzzy and the Little Critters is available to the public at www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com and to bookstores and libraries through Ingram.
So, to be ready to answer that “Why do they keep making that loud buzzing sound?” question – you will want to have a copy of Buzzy and the Little Critters handy.