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Slug Races and the Alphabet of Bugs Book

Playing with a snail slug

Another school year has come to an end, and another summer is off to a roaring start — with slug races! Oh, the sweet memories I’ve made in the driveway of this old house. From snow sledding to chalk drawings, all three of my kids have grown up — up and down this little paved lane that leads to our backdoor.

There have been many bug adventures over the years. There was the time Robert rescued a grasshopper, which led to tears and sadness over the unintended cruelty of keeping pets in jars.  There have many butterfly adventures over the years! These slug races, however, were the best.

Slug Racing in the driveway

My kids love to learn about all kinds of bugs and we’ve bought many wonderful bug books over the years, but none of them are as delightful as The Alphabet of Bugs: An ABC Book! It’s a beautiful ABC book designed for children ages 3-5 years. The amazing art direction was provided by Valerie Gates and the superb photographic concepts of Ann Cutting. My kids enjoyed looking at the pictures in this book so much. Although they learned their ABCs a long time ago, they will never be too old for the magical, colorful world of bugs as illustrated in this smart book.

The Alphabet Book

ABC Book Bugs

The book features spectacular photographs of a variety of insects and it inspired my kids to learn more, yet again, about the different creatures found in the natural world.

Sully’s Slug Races

Slug on a the sidewalk

Slug Race

Girl Scout Bugs Badge

Speaking of bugs, last fall, I started volunteering as a Brownie leader for Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma. Our first badge was the bugs badge. Here’s a craft project you can do after you read The Alphabet Bug book! It’s available from Amazon for less than $12.

Butterfly Craft bug badge for brownies

Toilet Paper Roll Cocoon with a Coffee Filter/Clothespin Butterfly

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The Alphabet of Bugs An ABC Book
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