Perfect Picture Book Friday: 100 BUGS: A COUNTING BOOK Plus Giveaway

Hello dear friends! Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday to you all!

Summer is here in New England with hot temps, iced tea, and…


And today’s book is the perfect one for a very buggy day. 

Thanks to the generosity of debut picture book author, Kate Narita, if you leave a comment on this post, you will be entered into the giveaway of a copy of 100 BUGS: A COUNTING BOOK. And, if you don’t win the copy, please consider buying one, asking your library to add one to their collection, telling a friend about it, and leaving a review on Amazon, Goodreads, or any of the book review sites. This is the best gift you can give to authors who write the books you love to read!

100 Bugs a counting book


Written by Kate Narita

Illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 2018)

Ages: 5-7

Themes: Counting to 100, bugs

Synopsis: From Amazon: 

How many bugs can you count? From walking sticks to spittlebugs, dragonflies to katydids, discovering 10 bugs at a time, you just might see 100 bugs!

Little explorers will learn 10 different ways to count to 10, using 10 different kinds of bugs, and get all the way to 100 by the end of their adventure. With Suzanne Kaufman’s bright, whimsical illustrations and Kate Narita’s clever rhyming text, 100 Bugs! is part look-and-find, part learning experience, and all kinds of fun.

Why I like this book:

  • Bugs, bugs, and more bugs – a topic most kids LOVE to learn about
  • Fabulous illustrations
  • Clever rhymes and super interactivity to engage the kiddos


  • First off…take a walk and find bugs! 
  • Make a list or chart of all the bugs – place them in different categories like flying, crawling, creeping.
  • Create one of these crafts

16-Creative-Ways-to-Make-Bug-Crafts-with-Kids_A-Little-Pinch-of-Perfect-6-copyPhoto courtesy:

Visit:  for detailed instructions on any of these fun crafts.

Thank you for spending your precious time here…please don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered into the book giveaway. And have a safe and happy weekend!



About viviankirkfield

Writer for children - Reader forever Mom of 3, educator, author of FOUR OTTERS TOBOGGAN: AN ANIMAL COUNTING BOOK (Pomegranate Press, 2019), PIPPA'S PASSOVER PLATE (Holiday House, 2019), FROM HERE TO THERE: INVENTIONS THAT CHANGED THE WAY WE MOVE (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019), SWEET DREAMS, SARAH (Creston Books, 2019), picture book junkie, lover of travel, hiking, fly-fishing, cooking, and playing Monopoly with my 9-year old grandson.

Posted on July 13, 2018, in book giveaway, Susanna Hill's Perfect Picture Book Friday, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.

  1. David McMullin

    Insects are some of my favorite things. I can’t wait to see this one.


  2. My child would love this book


  3. Ewww…bugs!
    Anything to make them cuter has to be wonderful. I look forward to reading this one.


  4. sarahheturadny

    This looks like a great book !😀


  5. Thanks for the awesome link to the bug crafts! I
    didn’t know about that site.


  6. Thanks Vivian. This looks like a terrific summer read!


  7. Counting the days until I can review 100 BUGS.


  8. Kids are fascinated with bugs. Combining it with counting makes it a winner. My great grandson would have fun with this book!


  9. Sounds like a winner!


  10. What a fun summertime book! Congrats on your debut, Kate!


  11. I love this book! Would love it for my kinders. Bugs + counting = teacher heaven.


  12. I am sitting here with a glass of chamomile, lemon mint, lavender iced tea reading this post while cooling down from a dog walk. The cicadas whir in the distance, bees are gathering nectar and pollen from the clover in my yard, and the breeze attempts to keeps us cool. What a lovely looking book. Would be great for Wee naturalist programs, the school and public library.


  13. Bugs are awesome! Some I like better than others (butterflies, bees, ladybugs, dragon flies) but all bugs are so important to our world. Great book! I know some young readers who will love counting and investigating bugs. Congratulations!


  14. I was going to post this, too, but I’ll spread out the love and do it a bit later 🙂 wonderful counting book!


  15. Every elemantary classroom should have a copy!


  16. This book will make counting fun! Looks like a super cute books for any bug-loving kid!


  17. Elaine Asaidali

    Love the wonderful illustrations by Suzanne Kaufman! Thanks, Vivian and Kate!


  18. Bugs! What kind won’t love counting them? I can’t wait to read this book.


  19. Anitha Kuppuswamy

    This book is perfect for kids fascinated by bugs and offers an excellent lesson in math. Bright illustrations, a lively rhyme, and a boy and a girl character add to the fun and relatability.


  20. Frances Beaudin

    Would love a copy of this book for my 6 year old daughter who looooooves bugs! We are raising monarchs this summer and she is constantly catching and studying all of the bugs around us.


  21. It has taken having kids for me to appreciate bugs. Now I’m fascinated. This looks like a fantastic book!


  22. Looks like such a fun book!


  23. This looks like a cute book.


  24. What a clever book. I don’t mind counting bugs, as long as they’re outside!


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