I Think I Lost My Little Bug

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I Think I Lost My Little Bug

This is the first book in the series. The story is about a boy that loses (or at least the boy thinks he loses) his tiny friend. It is based on my life as a young boy. I really liked insects, as did my brother Karl. We collected them and often kept them as pets. Just like me, the boy in the book uses the term bug to only refer to true bugs and not as a general term to describe insects, spiders, centipedes, and other arthropods. The book features several types of insects, which are illustrated in the book and described in the learning pages. I hope this book helps you to discover the wonderful world of insects!

See videos about the book using the links below!

I Think I Lost My Little Bug! - Part 1
A fun song for kids to sing! The video for "Think I Lost My Little Bug" plays the song and shows the corresponding images from the book.
I Think I Lost My Little Bug - Part 2 Featured Insects
There are so many fun facts to learn about insects. The video in the link below gives a few of these fun facts about four of the insects featured in "I Think I Lost My little Bug". These are the praying mantis, the golden paper wasp, the blue bottle fly, and the monarch butterfly. I hope you enjoy learning a little more about these wonderful insects.
The Amazing Monarch Butterfly
Monarch butterflies are amazing. Some fly more than 2000 miles in late summer to reach Mexico. It takes four generations to make the round trip which means that no butterfly has ever made the trip before. Yet they go to the same areas and many of the same trees that monarch butterflies have gone to for centuries.

Things To Do

  • Read the story to your child and talk about the pictures or follow along while listening to the song using the link above.
  • Find the “Little Bug” on each page of the book and challenge your child to count the total number of animals on each page.
  • Learn the names of the insects pictured in the learning pages of the book and locate them within the illustrations.
  • Read the learning pages to your child and talk about what you have learned.
  • Encourage older children to study the featured animals using the learning pages and then to further their understanding using the sources cited in the links above.
  • Inspire musically inclined children to play the song using the sheet music provided.

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