Karin Larson’s first Guardian Angel Publishing picture book, LITTLE BUG, develops the concepts of “where” and “when” using a little critter’s search for home and comforts.
Persistence is the name of the game here. If Little Bug can’t find what he’s looking for in one place and one way, he continues in another place and another way. Fortunately, there are lots of prepositions, cum adverbs, to help him in his searches. For instance:
“Little Bug crawled and crawled to find a hill to tunnel through.
He looked beyond. He looked beneath. He looked toward. He looked among. He looked about and past. He was too small.”
Young students learning to use the English language will be astounded at the ways in which a verb can be controlled to show time and place. And teachers will be delighted to have a book they can use to teach grammar in a fun and simple way with lots of good examples.
This little rhyming verse will have readers rooting for Little Bug to find a snug place to rest.
“Little Bug crawled and crawled to find a place to rest. He looked high. He looked low. He looked above. He looked below. He got tired and slow. He needed a break.”
Good luck, Little Bug!
Illustrator, Eugene Ruble, has in some cases, made Little Bug’s movements seem animated.
Karin Larson is a freelance writer living in Mitchell, SD, with her husband and three children. She has enjoyed publishing success in both children and adult markets. Karin is a member of SCBWI and a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature.