Among the books we got from our Book Sale visit last Sunday, this book is Liam’s favorite – “Creepy Crawly Creatures”. The creator of this book is not joking when he put the phrase – dreadfully disgusting – it’s really disgusting.
It’s very nice though, since they have pop ups on every page, making the bugs come to life and description and facts on every page about the bugs they are featuring. To give you more idea on what am talking about, here’s how the book looks like.
Cover page – cover palang, it’s eeky na, wait til you see what’s inside…
First off are the cockroaches. My number 2 enemy (next to rodents). It looks harmless when you flip the page. Open the flaps and you’ll see what I mean. The pizza inside the box is full of cockroaches. What’s nice is that when you flip then box open, the Madagascar cockroach on the top pizza will also move. On the right naman, you will see the bottom part of a cockroach.
Next is the Spider page then the Ants page (or was it the other way around – basta these 2 comes next). On the spider page a big Tarantula Spider will pop out once you flip the bag open. On the Ant’s page, you’ll see it crawling inside the burger. Like the cockroach, this ant also crawls when you move the buns up and down. 🙂
My favorite is the Scorpion page. It’s claws and tail will move if you pull the zipper up and down. do you spot the difference between the 2 photos below?
Millipedes and Centipedes follow the scorpion. The Millipede will pop out curled-up when you flip the soccer ball open while the Centipede will crawl once you flip the rock up. Yes, the centipede is moving every time you flip the rock. Nice no?
Next are the Locusts and Cicadas, there’s nothing much about the Locust while for the cicadas they will come flying out once you flip the bushes. (side comment; it will be better if they incorporated the sounds of the Cicadas. Mas magaling sa author ang peg ko.. haha)
Okay, sorry I skipped a page, cause this is the yuckiest among all the pages. The Flies!!! On the left, it explained how flies reproduce and shows the larvae on a hotdog sandwich! kadiri diba?!?! (those white thingy on the hotdog are the nasty maggots). On the left naman, it shows how a fly looks like once we swat them dead! hehe
Generally, it’s creepy, but if you read the text naman, it’s quite nice as the book explains how flies carry germs and how cockroaches lives. This opens an opportunity how to explain to kids why they can’t eat the food na once a fly lands on it or how we need to keep our house clean para walang cockroach.
So sige na nga, I like the book din pero still this is eeeeew!! 🙂