BULLETIN: If you’re interested in the chance to win a copy of CRAWLY, check Kathy Temean’s blog.

Hi everyone,

My latest title, CRAWLY SCHOOL FOR BUGS, is off and running/leaping/flying/creeping. Reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal, Booklist, and Publishers Weekly have all been strong. Although I’m still waiting to see a reader review on Amazon, ratings have listed it at least twice among the top 100 humorous poetry books on the market.

So far kids who have heard me read poems from the book especially like “Our School Nurse,” “Stink Bug Class,” and “Horse Fly Grade Card.” My thanks again to artist Julie Bayless for bringing so much humorous detail to her wonderful pictures. Her bugs wearing backpacks are delightful. Way to go, Julie!


  1. I so enjoyed that nurse poem, (who always needed to draw blood!), at your presentation last week David. It was not fun to have to choose one book to purchase! Next time I’ll bring more cash.

    • Good morning, Janine. I’m glad you like that poem. Kids in Kirksville liked it too. Sorry you ran out of cash last week. I hope there will be another opportunity!

      • Janine, I should mention that I’m doing a signing at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, April 28, from 10:00 – 12:00. You may be working then, but come by to say hi if you can.

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