Big Book Trailer!

Kurt Cyrus‘s fabulous Big Rig Bugs was published this past spring. It’s a near-perfect model of how to do a lot with a little: In seventy-six words, it tells the story of a bunch of bugs clearing away some litter from a construction site. And, because that’s not near enough, it also a slew of great parallels between how some construction devices mimic what bugs do in the natural world. Kurt is a poet and an artist, and he excels in both realms here—this book is a crackerjack read-aloud that should please the youngest fans of big rigs or bugs.

But that’s not what this post is about. No, this post is merely to present this nifty book trailer Kurt made for the picture book, just as a side project while he finishes up something else. For all the bug-obsessed kids out there, no matter their age.

  1. I love this! I’m fascinated by book trailers in general, and this is an example of a great one. It gives you a glimpse of what the book is about. It’s short which is a huge plus and very effective. I also just ordered the book for my grandson.


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  3. This is awesome! The insect-lover in this house–and his mom, who is usually not as interested–would love to read it.


  4. This is fabulous. I love the idea of showing how similar bugs are to machines. Well done!

    As a beekeeper and hopefully one day published author of a novel about honey bees, I’m constantly amazed how much insects are like humans… or is it how much humans are like insects?


  5. Okay . . . this is making me buy the book. Thanks.


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