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Hank's big day : the story of a bug / story by Evan Kuhlman ; pictures by Chuck Groenink.

By: Kuhlman, Evan [author.].
Contributor(s): Groenink, Chuck [illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextEdition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780553511505; 0553511505; 9780553511512; 0553511513.Subject(s): Wood lice (Crustaceans) -- Juvenile fiction | Insects -- Juvenile fiction | Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile fiction | Best friends -- Juvenile fiction | Friendship -- Juvenile fiction | Play -- Juvenile fiction | Picture books for children | Wood lice (Crustaceans) -- Fiction | Human-animal relationships -- Fiction | Best friends -- Fiction | Play -- Fiction | JUVENILE FICTION -- Animals -- Insects, Spiders, etc | JUVENILE FICTION -- Nature & the Natural World -- General (see also headings under Animals) | JUVENILE FICTION -- Social Issues -- Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance | Wood lice (Crustaceans) -- Juvenile fiction | Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile fiction | Best friends -- Juvenile fiction | Play -- Juvenile fiction | Picture books for children | Best friends | Friendship | Human-animal relationships | Insects | Picture books for children | Play | Wood lice (Crustaceans) | Wood lice (Crustaceans) -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Picture books for children. | Picture books for children. | Fiction. | Juvenile works. | Picture books. | Children's stories -- Pictorial works. | Picture books for children.DDC classification: [E] LOC classification: PZ7.K9490113 | Han 2016Other classification: JUV002140 | JUV029000 | JUV039140 | I712.85 Awards: Texas 2 x 2 nominee 2017.Summary: Hank is a pill bug whose daily routine involves nibbling a dead leaf, climbing up a long stick, avoiding a skateboarder, and playing pretend with his best friend, a human girl named Amelia.
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Hank is a pill bug whose daily routine involves nibbling a dead leaf, climbing up a long stick, avoiding a skateboarder, and playing pretend with his best friend, a human girl named Amelia.

Ages 3-7.

Texas 2 x 2 nominee 2017.

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-It's a simple life for Hank the pill bug: he awakens from under his home beneath a rock, shimmies through the tall grass, nibbles on leaves, plays dead to avoid a scary grasshopper, and meets new and old friends among the mushrooms and sticks. Hank's life gets much more exciting, however, when he meets a new friend, Amelia, who makes Hank her copilot as she soars over the Atlantic Ocean in her airplane! Hank climbs aboard her helmet as they zip through the yard, letting Hank see his world in a whole new way. Running, zooming, and flying through the grass, they wave to the queen of England and barely miss the Eiffel Tower! All that action makes them hungry, so they stop at a café, Le Velvet Bug, to enjoy a snack before voyaging back to America. Amelia and Hank make a daring landing back home, where they reflect on their special and imaginative adventure as new friends. Back across the sidewalk, past the grasshopper, and down the stick, Hank arrives home, where he nestles again at last. This thrilling selection is an ideal choice for storytime. Whimsical mixed-media illustrations enhance the playful appeal of the tale. This debut picture book features a strong female character of color. VERDICT A lively suburban romp that captures the essence of friendship and play, with text and thoughtful details that are interspersed evenly enough to hold the attention of younger readers.-Natalie Braham, Denver Public Library © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Evan Kuhlman is the author of the middle-grade novels Brother from a Box, The Last Invisible Boy, and Great Ball of Light and of Wolf Boy, the highly lauded novel for adults. He lives in Sheffield, Ohio. Visit him at EvanKuhlman.com.<br> <br> Chuck Groenink has illustrated several picture books, among them Rufus the Writer by Elizabeth Bram, Santa Clauses by Bob Raczka, The Backwards Birthday Party by Tom Chapin and John Forster, and Under a Pig Tree by Margie Palatini. Born and raised in the Netherlands, he now lives and works in upstate New York. Learn more at ChuckGroenink.com.

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