The Snake Fight (Battle Bugs #8)

 
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The Snake Fight (Battle Bugs #8)
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Age Range
6+
Release Date
July 26, 2016
ISBN
978-0545945127
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The Battle Bugs have discovered a tunnel that leads directly from Reptile Island to Bug Island. Max must plug it before the Battle Bugs' defenses fall!

The tunnels connecting the islands hold more than either side bargained for -- prehistoric creatures ready to battle! The fate of Bug Island rests on the sturdy shell of an ancient snail. Can one bug turn the tide of war?

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I don't like spiders and snakes!
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4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Max has made a soap box derby car that looks like a snail, but is apprehensive about competing with it, since it has no brakes! Of course, he suddenly gets whisked to Bug Island, where he has an even scarier problem to solve-- Mexican worm lizards are attacking his friends, the Battle Bugs. Bugs are being hauled underground and never seen again! The team, headed by the titan beetle Barton, set off to rescue the firefly Glower from the snakes. When he returns from Bug Island, Max realizes that racing his soap box car can't be any more frightening than what he has just experienced!
Good Points
This is a great series for beginning readers who like a lot of action packed into their stories. There are a lot of different bugs and other creatures working together, and I liked that there was information about them scattered throughout the story, as well as some information at the end of the book. "Bioluminesence" is not exactly a vocabulary word for your average first grade student, but when it is worked into the story to explain why glower glows in the dark, it is certainly a concept that children will understand!

The draw of these, of course, is the wandering about in caves with bugs that are Max's size and talk to him. There is a lot of fighting, and occasionally the bugs gets hurt, but Max always comes out unscathed. There is a comforting rhythm to these that make the series appealing-- Max travels to the island, encounters a problem, has difficulty solving it, eventually does, and returns home.

This would make a great animated series for Saturday morning cartoons!
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