Stunning Bug ABC Picture Book

Stunning Bug ABC Picture Book of the Day

Today I have two beautiful ABC books that feature photographic images. It was hard to choose one for the Picture Book of the Day but in the spirit of summer exploration, I had to go with The Alphabet of Bugs. Here’s hoping that your kids will discover some insect gems from this book in your garden (but not your house!).

The Alphabet of Bugs ABC Book Picture Book of the Day

The Alphabet of Bugs: An ABC Book with photography by Ann Cutting and design and alliteration by Valerie Gates

Now that spring is here, this beautiful collection of A to Z insects makes you want to get outdoors to spot them. Alliterative text makes for tongue twisting and also serves to identify each photograph.

I really love the design of the book; the backgrounds of each insect allow it to shine forth, balanced by an equally strong color on the opposite page that pulls from a shade in the bug. The large alphabet letter is also a good counterpart to the insect on the adjacent page.

In all, this is a beautifully, well conceived and executed book that highlights the diversity of insects around us. [picture book, ages 1 and up]

For those who want a multicultural alphabet adventure, let’s arm-chair travel together to Culebra, Puerto Rico with El ABC de Culebra, P.R./ The ABC of Culebra, P.R. by Juan C. Garavito Medina. This Kickstarter project was beautifully brought to life!

he ABC of Culebra, P.R. by Juan C. Garavito Medina

To examine any book more closely at Amazon, please click on image of book.

Stunning Bug ABC Picture Book

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. This looks like a really nice book! 😀
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  2. What a great idea and a beautiful book. I am working on several picture books about dogs and puppies. I’m happy I discovered your blog X Susie

  3. So many kids are fascinated with bugs/insects. I love that it is an alphabet book.
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  4. Renee MDBR

    What a great cover! My daughter collected bugs with a friend one summer. They had so much fun and some of those bugs were so beautiful. 🙂
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  5. jeannine:

    My kiddos love Steve Jenkins Beatles book. This book looks like it would definitely be a hit in our home! Thanks for highlighting. I can’t wait to look it up!
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  6. My kids love bugs, this would be a fun way to go over the ABCs that they might stay interested in. I\\\’d love for you to join my weekly link up on The Reading List, Cozy Reading Spot. We share every Thursday anything that is on our minds, hearts and bookshelves, and you\\\’d be a great addition to the community.I hope to see you there!Marissa

  7. Ann

    We love bugs, armchair travel, and alphabet books. Thanks for the book picks!
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  8. Training Mummy

    Looks a stunning book for any young bug enthusiast! #weekendbookclub
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  9. Love the concept of these two books. Thanks for sharing the titles. Have you seen my alphabet picture book on spiders? Its called Arachnabet.

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