What I loved: This was an intriguing concept, and I appreciated the ultimate message along the lines of the grass is always greener... This was unique with its walk through different bugs and insects, giving facts and features about them along the way. For instance, the book describes, in simple terms, the camouflage of stick insects, the community nature of bees, and more. Fans of bugs will delight in the many types featured in the book, and the vivid, full page illustrations bring them to life in a new, cartoonish way. The artistic style is really lovely, and the colors that are used are fantastic.
The pages turn really fast with each page having one if only phrase. This makes it great for toddlers through elementary school readers. The circle that starts with a child and goes through the bugs before coming back to children is a fun journey that will resonate with young readers.
Final verdict: A cute and thought-provoking read, IF ONLY... is a vivid picture book about being content with who you are. Recommend for toddlers through elementary school aged readers.