The Boy Who Loved Bugs – The Story of Jean-Henri Fabre

by Molly Sanchez

Best for older children but my 5-yo loved it!

4.0 rating
January 7, 2021

My kindergartener is very interested in bugs right now and was fascinated by this story of Jean Henri Fabre. I do think this is a better book for older children but since she is so interested in the subject she happily listened to this whole book.

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We really enjoyed this book!

5.0 rating
October 5, 2020

This book is written in story/narrative format and my boys loved it! We have a few of Jean-Henri Fabre’s insect books, so it was extra interesting to read this story. As soon as we finished, my boys ran out the door to track down some insects. The art work is fantastic!

Danielle B

Engaging Picture Book!

5.0 rating
September 23, 2020

The pictures and color of the illustrations are lovely and the story-like telling of the biography of Jean-Henri Fabre draws you in. It is perfect for the whole family!

Lezlie-Anne I

Engaging with beautiful Illustrations

4.0 rating
September 22, 2020

Interesting look into the life of Jean-Henri Fabre. It was so great to read how a simple curiosity, carefully nurtured, grew and developed into a love for and expertise in science and nature. This book is engaging and beautifully illustrated.

Laura F


5.0 rating
September 10, 2020

This book made it fun to learn about Jean-Henri Fabre. The illustrations are gorgeous and it’s fun to see the bugs creeping and flying through every page. Fabre is a wonderful example of hard work, determination and following your passion.

Mackenzie S
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Nearly 200 years ago, a curious little boy named Jean-Henri wandered the hills around his cottage in the French countryside, fascinated with the wonderful world of insects around him. With vibrant illustrations, this book tells the inspiring story of one of the greatest naturalists in history. Learn how little Jean-Henri turned into a man whose love of nature, love of God, hard work, and constant curiosity has inspired generations.

31 pages

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