Bustle in the Bushes Author: Giles Andreae Illustrator: David Wojtowycz
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Format: Picture Books

Age Range: 3-7 years

Publication Date: March 2012

BISAC: JUV002140

Pages: 32

Book Format Detail: Hardcover

Retail Price: $16.95

ISBN-13: 9781589251090

ISBN-10: 1589251091

Dimensions: 9-3/4" x 12-1/4"

What's making that bustle in the bushes? Take a closer look and see... Come into the backyard for lots of noisy, rhyming silliness from the award-winning creators of Commotion in the Ocean, Rumble in the Jungle, and more! This energetic collection of poems introduces fifteen amazing insects. Vibrantly illustrated, each humorous verse features a different bug and includes an interesting fact about them.

Lexile: AD820


I like the book. On page 7, I think "pinchers" should be "pincers."


In the latest tiger tales collaboration from author Giles Andreae and illustrator David Wojtowycz, young readers get a glimpse into the wiggly, creepy, crawly bugs they can find in their backyards. Geared toward readers ages 3 - 7, the author's lyrical prose is coupled with the artist's bold, vibrant artwork that has been their trademark since the beginning. The adorable cover begs young readers to pick up the book and the fun rhymes keep her turning the pages. From ants to caterpillars to worms and more, your child will enjoy some investigating after reading this one.


Curious kids love to discover creepy, crawly bugs and slinky, slimy, slugs in the backyard. But do they know what else might be hidden in the bushes? They will surely see slimy snails and slugs. Brightly colored shells, rocks and leaves, will bring smiles to every child’s face.

We’re famous for slithering slowly,
But wouldn’t you also be slow
If you had to carry
Your house on your back
Wherever you wanted to go?

Young readers will have fun with spiders, worms and caterpillars that turn into butterflies. Vividly colored illustrations show each animals character. Children will be able to pick out their favorite critter that lives in the bushes. Parents and teachers can also utilize this fun read for teaching counting, colors and shapes.