Welcome the spring with this wonderfully original shape book. Our Friends the Bugs, inspired by a 1930s publication of the same name, is the latest in Laughing Elephant’s popular series of die-cut shape books. From crickets to bees and butterflies, each two-page spread celebrates a different insect with a light-hearted and educational rhyme. Children will learn everything from where the bugs live to what they look like, perfect to dissuade any fears of creepy-crawlies. Illustrator Helen Munsell Roberts offers lovely and unique illustrations with bold colors and graphics that add interest and appeal to the delicate creatures they depict. Each page also features a beautiful depiction of the insects and the different spaces they occupy. This book is an excellent way to introduce young children to the world of bugs and to counter their all-too-common aversion to bugs. Perfect for budding scientists or environmentalists who would love to learn all about our friends the bugs.