Creepy crawlies are kid favorites. Just listen to this rendition of The Itsy-bitsy Spider. Have you tried writing about a bug, spider, or other insect?
|By Bethany Barton|
"I'm gonna try really hard to like this spider right here. Maybe if I study him for a while...
I think it's working
AHHHHHH!! It's moving!!
That didn't work out.
But next time will be better."
|By Carson Ellis|
"Du iz tak?
Ma ebadow unk plonk.
Du kimma plonk?
|By Sheri Mabry Bestor|
This story starts with the gorgeous end pages. Layered text adds more information about this insect. Onomatopoeia in different fonts adds to the fun of the story. Did you know that some species of waking stick are able to change color with light or temperature?
"Tiny eggs fall to the ground, like a slow rain on an autumn day. Leaves float on the breeze and hide the eggs. The woods are covered in a blanket of white. Underground, buried deep, the eggs are safe."
Your challenge is to write a story, fiction or nonfiction, about a creepy-crawly. You might just learn to love them. Leave your favorite buggy books in the comments.
Here is another idea to get you going.
My bright color warns-I taste terrible.
My black spots fade with age.
Don't call me mister!
Who Am I?
Did you guess?