I Don’t Want to Eat Bugs is absolutely adorable!
The art style in this book is more cartoon-y than “artsy”, but it stands out really well! That gives it a unique feature that really stands out, in my opinion. While that may turn some readers away, the details in this book were fantastic! Just on the first page – the stuffed animals were breathtaking and almost real (in a cartoon sense). I really liked the style!
There is NOT a rhyming scheme, which is a really nice change! This story is just a story! It let’s the words flow whatever way the author desired, instead of trying to stick to a rhyming scheme.
I thought the adventure Lisbon (our main character) goes on is really cute. The bird, cat and dog were all cute companions for Lisbon to learn from. The lesson about eating the food that is made for you (and not just random bugs and mice… do kids do that?) was something I haven’t seen for a long time!
The final pages where it has a little activity was also an incredible touch! I always liked having activities in the book as a kid to make the book more fun, so seeing the activity page warms my heart. The activity itself is finding certain items in the storybook, if anyone is curious.
I think this book is adorable! I might have pushed the idea or theme behind the book a little more, but it was still fun and cute!
Four out of five stars!
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