Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
Release Date: September 13, 2016
Hank is a little pill bug with a rather busy life. His daily routine includes nibbling a dead leaf, climbing a long stick, avoiding a skateboarding, and pretending with his best friend, a human girl named Amelia.
Anthropomorphizing a roly poly (it's what we called pill bugs when I was a kid) is a new type of bug perspective I haven't seen before. It's a simply story, great for little preschoolers who have a fascination with bugs. I loved Amelia's little aviator hat which felt like a hat tip (haha hat tip) to Amelia Earhart. This is a great read aloud that would work well for a story time although obviously any craft ideas should not include real pill bugs. For the parent's sakes.