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Fly into the astonishing life of bugs in this super fun and super gross book in a new nonfiction Level 2 Ready-to-Read series about all the grossest things!

Did you know there are more than one BILLION insects for every human on Earth? Or that mango flies can bite someone and give them a disease called eye worms? Mango fly larva will grow and live inside the person’s eyeballs! Learn more super gross insect facts with Dr. Ick and Sam the Dog if you dare!

About The Author

Patty Michaels is a children’s book writer and editor who lives in the New York City area. She loves the beach, coffee, her family, and playing with her dogs.

About The Illustrator

Alison Hawkins is an illustrator based in Durham, North Carolina. As a native of Washington, DC, she grew up drawing, painting, and taking field trips to the Smithsonian. She started her career as a graphic designer and went on to work as a product designer, illustrating for apparel, toys, and greeting cards. Some of her clients include American Greetings, Universal Standard, and Discover Durham. Alison loves to explore color and hand lettering in her illustrations, as well as experiment with animation. She approaches art with a sense of humor and whimsy. She worked on children’s books The Noisy Classroom and Going Buggy!. When she is not sketching, you can find her cooking at home, hitting up a favorite coffee shop, or exploring local hiking trails with her husband and dog.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight (May 3, 2022)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665913409
  • Grades: K - 2
  • Ages: 5 - 7
  • Lexile ® 650L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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