HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW
Book: Going Buggy!: Jokes About Insects
Author: Peter and Connie Roop
Illustrator: Joan Hanson
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group, republished in 1988
ISBN-13: 978-0822509882 (Hardcover)
ISBN-10: 0822509881 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 978-0822595304 (Paperback)
ISBN-10: 0822595303 (Paperback)
Language level: 1
(1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing or profanity; 4=a lot of cursing or profanity; 5=obscenity and/or vulgarity)
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Rating: ***** 5 stars (EXCELLENT)
Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker
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Roop, Peter and Connie. Going Buggy!: Jokes About Insects (published in 1986 by Lerner Publishing Group). When our boys were little, they both enjoyed reading joke and riddle books. In our older son Mark’s second grade homeschool science studies, he had a section on insects, so we checked this “Make Me Laugh” book out of the library to give him some extra reading practice related to bugs but still something fun. It is a collection of jokes and riddles about insects, including “What do you call a bug dance? A moth ball.” As is true with most other joke books, there are some good jokes and some not-so-good ones, but Mark still liked them anyway. Apparently it was mentioned on the PBS television program Reading Rainbow and listed on their website. Our boys occasionally watched Reading Rainbow, and that may be why we got the book, but we never actually used the show’s reading list. However, we did enjoy this book.