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

by Molly Sanchez
Rated 4.8 out of 5

Beautiful illustrations

Rated 5 out of 5
October 29, 2021

My kids 4&5 love to look at this book and are very into the bugs. It’s a little better for ages a little older for them and they don’t like to listen the whole time but I love it and it’ll be great all through elementary ages for science and fun reading.


Perfect for Arthropods unit study

Rated 5 out of 5
April 27, 2021

Myself and my girls really liked this book to go along with our arthropods unit study. Very informative with beautiful illustrations.

Kelsea T

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

Rated 4 out of 5
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.

The Christian Bookworm Podcast

We really enjoyed this book!

Rated 5 out of 5
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!

Rated 5 out of 5
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
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Picture Book for All Ages

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

This book is an optional read-aloud book for our Arthropods science unit and is included in the optional Read-Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

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