How Many Bugs in a Box?: A Pop Up Counting Book

David A. Carter, Author, David A. Carter, Illustrator Little Simon $14.95 (20p) ISBN 978-0-671-64965-4

Raising the flaps on each spread of this lift-up counting book reveals fanciful insects in increasing numbers, from ""one tough bug'' with barbells, to ``seven space bugs'' surrounded by stars and planets, to ``ten saw bugs,'' whose snouts indeed consist of saws. Startlingly bright illustrations and elaborate paper engineering should attract young children's attention. However, the cleverness to the made-up insects varies widely; groups such as ``three pretty bugs'' and ``nine very long-necked bugs'' seem rather tame in contrast to the rest. Ages 3-6. (February)