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Bug Off! (signed)

Hepworth, Cathi

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ISBN 10: 0399226400 / ISBN 13: 9780399226403
Published by Putnam, New York, 1998
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1st ptg.,4to picture book, laminated pictorial boards, subtitled "A swarm of insect words," an amusing assortment of insect imagery to illustrated words that include the insect names, e.g., Beeper, Behemoth, Reproach etc. Signed and dated by the author/illustrator on front free endpaper. Fine in fine, unclipped dj, no previous owner's marks. Signed by author/illustrator. Bookseller Inventory # 14646

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Title: Bug Off! (signed)

Publisher: Putnam, New York

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Hepworth, Cathi

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st ed

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Synopsis:

There's lots of buggy wordplay fun in this ingenious sequel to the bestselling ANTics! Buzz your way through the pages and discover the wildest words you've ever seen featuring bees, gnats and moths. Worm your way through mites, ticks and lice. Or creepy-crawl your way through roaches and ants. It's all here: dozens of offbeat illustrations, zany visual definitions and great new words to learn, from BEEfy, staGNATe and beheMOTH, to dynaMITE, TICKlish and LICEnse, to repROACH and frANTic. Kids can really inch along--and build better vocabularies, too--with this engaging swarm of insect words for the social butterfly or spelling bee! Cathi Hepworth lives in San Francisco, CA.

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Cathi Hepworth, creator of the brilliant, flamboyant Antics!, strikes again with Bug Off!, a hilarious wordplay romp through the insect world. Each page features one word, such as Frisbee or Beethoven, with an accompanying offbeat illustration guaranteed to generate giggles from the younger set. The book is divided into sections: "A Real Fly-by-Night Operation" (starring bees, moths, and gnats), "Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite" (starring mites, ticks, and lice), and "The Unwelcome Houseguests" (starring roaches and ants). "Stalagmites" is illustrated with multilegged mites rising from a cave floor, "ticklish" by one tick tickling another in the Parasite Junior High cafeteria, and "descendants" by a tree--a family tree--populated with ant heads. Bug Off! is quirky, inventive, vocabulary-expanding, and dynamite! (All ages) --Karin Snelson

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