The Icky Bug Counting Book

The Icky Bug Counting Book For many children icky bugs are endlessly fascinating This book helps children discover why farmers like the praying mantis how the water spider breathes underwater and other intriguing facts about

  • Title: The Icky Bug Counting Book
  • Author: Jerry Pallotta Ralph Masiello
  • ISBN: 9780881064964
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Paperback
  • For many children, icky bugs are endlessly fascinating This book helps children discover why farmers like the praying mantis, how the water spider breathes underwater, and other intriguing facts about the world of bugs and insects.Kids get a look at the fascinating world of insects while practicing their counting skills.

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    1. Jerry Pallotta Ralph Masiello

      My full name is Gerard Larry Pallotta but my mom always called me Jerry I was born on March 26, 1953 in Boston, Massachusetts My mom s name is Mary, and she came from a family of ten children My dad s name is Joe, and he came from a family of five children My grandparents were immigrants of Italian descent I have the nicest parents in the world They have always been unselfish and ready to help me, even today I have four brothers and two sisters Joey, David, Andrew, Danny, Cindy and Mickey I have seventy two first cousins When I was growing up, there wereKIDS EVERYWHERE My family moved to Medford, Massachusetts when I was young I went to elementary school at Mt Trinity Academy, not far from where my publisher is located in Watertown, Massachusetts I never wrote a book in elementary school, and we never kept journals In the neighborhood where I grew up, almost every family had seven to nine children I guess that you could say that there wereKIDS EVERYWHERE I went to high school at Boston College High School, a Jesuit all boys school in downtown Boston The priests and other teachers were really wonderful I played football and ran track I had a great high school experience and I think later it made my studies in college much easier My sons Neil and Eric graduated from Boston College High School in 2001 and 2003 Neil was named after a teacher I had, Fr Neil Callahan, S.J I never wrote a book in high school, and I never wrote for the school newspaper I was too shy and was afraid of what other kids would think.After high school I went to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C I majored in business, a subject that would help me later in life when I decided to publish my first book At Georgetown, I met my wife, Linda In college I was an average student and was captain of the Georgetown University Rugby Team I never wrote for the college newspaper, and I never imaged writing books A couple of years later, Linda and I got married and I started to work at an insurance company in Boston During the first six years of being married, we had four kids It seemed like there wereKIDS EVERYWHERE Today, we spend a lot of time with my 31 nieces and nephews.nKIDS EVERYWHERE I learned valuable skills while talking to people, selling insurance and collecting money When I came home from work, Linda would ask me to read to the kids I loved reading to my kids and I learned to appreciate children s books The first few books that we bought were alphabet books and counting books A was always for Apple and Z was always for Zebra One day I decided, Hey, I can do this I had an idea I would write an alphabet book about the Atlantic Ocean I spent every summer at Peggotty Beach in Scituate, Massachusetts I have great memories of lobstering, fishing, mossing, clamming and rowing in my dory.My first book was written in 1985 when I was 32 years old I came up with the idea, wrote it, designed it, researched it, edited it and my cousin, Frank Mazzola, Jr illustrated it I published it myself under the name of Peggotty Beach Books What fun It was first printed on July 7, 1986 I ll never forget that day The book eventually became the 1 best selling book at the New England Aquarium I was afraid that only my mother would like it Teachers and kids told me they really liked my book.While speaking in schools, teachers also told me they were looking for simple non fiction nature books It gave me the confidence to write My next book, The Icky Bug Alphabet Book , has sold than 1 million copies My third book, The Bird Alphabet Book was voted one of the best books of the year by Birders World Magazine I now have over twenty alphabet books My goal has always been to write interesting, fact filled, fun to read, beautifully illustrated color children s books Thank you to all my illustrators Ralph Masiello, Frank Mazzola, Jr Rob Bolster, Edgar Stewart, Leslie

    567 thoughts on “The Icky Bug Counting Book”

    1. I really enjoyed this one. Besides the great pictures and learning how to count up to 26, something I'm focusing on with my 3 yr old twins, you get to learn interesting things about the bugs you hate. So while my preschoolers were learning their numbers, my 5 yr old and I were learning new things about bugs - like how Kissing Bugs got their name. I also liked that not only did the book go up to the number 26 (my twins can already count to ten, we're learning bigger numbers now), it also had the [...]

    2. Jerry Pallotta's "The Icky Bug Counting Book" was a beautiful blend of learning and counting. Not only does he teach about numbers, Ralph Masiello's illustrations depict the number of bugs for each number (except for the invisible fleas on the dog). As a result, the reader is invited to participate in actively counting, as well as learning about numbers. Further, science, fun biology facts, and big vocabulary (such as "exoskeleton") are introduced throughout this book. I enjoyed it but was puzzl [...]

    3. I like that this book starts with zero. I also like that this book encourages counting. It also has a fun surprise the end.

    4. Title (italicize): The Icky Bug Counting BookAuthor: Jerry PallottaIllustrator: Ralph MascielloGenre: Counting BookTheme(s): 123; ABC BookOpening line/sentence: “0 Zero Most counting books start with the number one. This book starts with none! Zero! Zero is a number. There are zero bugs on this page.”Brief Book Summary: The book goes through numbers all the way to 26, representing the 26 letters of the alphabet. If the reader reads the book from back to front, this book becomes an ABC [...]

    5. The Icky Bug Counting Book starts at 0 and counts various bugs on each page, up to the number 26. At the end, you discover that there are 26 different bugs because there are 26 letters of the alphabet, and each bug starts with a different letter! So in essence, you’re learning both the alphabet and numbers! I was actually pretty fascinated by this. I know, I’m literally a child.Pallotta is not only teaching kids to count and read, but he’s also teaching them about various insects. His fact [...]

    6. I enjoy these Icky Bug books, and the kids do, too. This one has an interesting twist/puzzle to solve at the end, which is nice. My son has had this book since infancy and we've tried to read it a few times, but he always needed a modified version to sit through it (just counting, or counting with just a few details from the text, etc.) Now at 5 1/2 he's ready to sit through the whole thing and eats up all the bug facts. My 2-year-old sat through the whole thing willingly and attentively as well [...]

    7. I selected this book as a counting book. This particular book, written by Jerry Pallott, was referenced in the textbook, The Joy of Children’s Literature by Denise Johnson (2011), in Chapter 10 page 271. I was captivated by the title and illustrations presented on the front cover. The front cover is calming not complementing to the title, “The Icky Big Counting Book”. This intrigued me to explore more of the book, and the story to be shared. This book is a paperback book. The front cover i [...]

    8. This is a wonderful book that you could read to younger students. It goes through counting the numbers starting from zero all the way to twenty-six. On each page it describes a different icky bug and gives a few interesting facts about it. Each page also has the correct number of bugs representing the number on the page. On each page you’ll also see how it shows the number in big bold print, and also has the word for the number written out in bold below it. That way the students can learn the [...]

    9. Each page of this book tells you what bug you see, how many bugs you are seeing, and gives you an interesting fact about that bug. The book counts up to 26 - one bug name for every letter of the alphabet, but they appear backwardsI didnt even notice, but on the very last page the author clues you in on a couple of secrets.

    10. Interest Level: K-3Reading Level: 4.8 Subjects: Counting.Insects.Illustrator: Masiello, RalphNotes: Cover title.;On board pages. Each page presents a number from 1 to 26 and the corresponding number of a particular kind of insect, including cicadas, Longhorn beetles, and weevils among others.

    11. Counting range: 1-26*Count by twos- explain even & odd numbersIllustrations correlate with the number presented. Transition to science by discussing fun biology facts through the text.New vocab: exoskeleton * Great for small group/ centersHave a center where there plastic bugs to be used as a manipulative

    12. An interesting twist on the regular counting book. Each bug in the book is very realistic looking, including the scenery where the bug lives. Each comes with a fact about the bug. When you get to the end of the book thinking you are done there is a little twist that will make you have to go back and look a little more.

    13. Teaches the students numbers 1-26 which is very odd for a counting book to stop at a random number. However, it ties in the alphabet as well to add an additional element to the book. It is also diverse in the information it shares about bugs. This book is extremely applicable to many domains (math, science and literature) via counting, bugs and the alphabet.

    14. The Icky Counting Book is a counting book that I would use in the younger grades. For each number up to tent-six there is a fact about an icky bug. The author uses adjectives to describe the bugs. In the younger grades, I would use this as a model of how to use adjectives in a mini- lesson.

    15. We liked this book enough to read it twice. It has lots of interesting information, fun pictures and both counting and alphabet fun. Our girls really liked the pictures and had fun learning about a few new insects.

    16. An interesting book about counting icky bugs. The book can be used to introduce early readers to reading and counting. The interesting thing about this book is that the book ends at the number 26, not 10 or 30.

    17. We like these fun alphabet books for young children (my older ones liked them too) that introduce you to all different creatures. Perfect living books for science.

    18. This was one of my kids' favorite books when they were first learning their numbers. I've also successfully used it in teaching math to Resource/Special Ed kids.

    19. This is like three books in one! A counting book, a bug book and an alphabet book! Fun facts and fun counting. Grades K-2.

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