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The Bug Book – The 1981 Childcraft Annual  is one of my favorite Childcraft books. Since I do not own this one yet, discovering this one was a real treat. In an effort to research this project, I borrowed this annual from the library and found myself swept up in the intriguing content and beauty.

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We are science loving in this home but I am not really a fan of bugs. They are just, you know, gross. But I have two boys and so bug books are more or less inevitable.

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We have been long time fans of Jim Arnosky’s Creep and Flutter and books of its ilk. Books with gorgeous illustration and technical detail presented in a friendly voice.What I find totally impressive about this Childcraft annual is that this exciting book is one substantial volume of similar work.

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It is clear that the editors of this volume know which kinds of information would be most interesting and useful to children.

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