Creepy Critters

Creepy Critters: A Pop-Up Book of Creatures That Jump, Crawl and Fly

Written By: Helen Keith

Illustrated by: Robin Boutrell

Paper Engineering By: Richard Hawke

Pages:  14

Age Range: 5-7

Grade Level: Preschool – 3


This is a pop-up book of six different bugs.  The front page discusses the difference between insects, arachnids, myriapods and crustaceans.Then each layout gives a handful of facts on the specie pictured, along with a large, detailed pop-up.

Marie’s Review (Mom):

The pop ups in the book are large, detailed, and very life like! They creep all of us out. Apparently the pictures are a little too good because my kids just admitted to me they haven’t actually read the book. The background information and facts are well written for children to understand.  You’ll find out interesting and slightly gross things like why grasshopper blood looks green, and can a cockroach really live without its head. Ewwww.

I think the age range/interest can go higher than stated. Like to adults -I thought it was pretty interesting.

Grace’s Review (4th Grade):  One of the pages scares Little May, it’s really funny.  I didn’t read any of the words. I just look at the pop ups.

Lainey’s Review (3rd Grade):  Some of them give me the shivers. I didn’t read any of the words either…

Little May (16 months) Translated By Mom: This is my second favorite book! I love it! I could care less about the words in it and leave or scream if mom starts reading them to me. She holds up the pages and makes noises for each creature. I wait in anticipation until it comes to the scariest, creepiest one of all (if you read the book you’ll quickly figure out which one that is!). Then I start sobbing and run away to find someone to hug.  Then I’ll come back and beg mom to do it all over again. What fun!

Christian Friendly:  Yes

Sensitive Readers:  It’s all good unless bugs gross you out!


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