The Brilliant Bugologist

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The Brilliant Bugologist follows Archibald who is a bugologist. He travels the world to find rare and interesting insects. With his two helpers, Daisy and Bobby, Archibald goes in search of the rare blue butterfly of Mooloomunga.
Features of the Book – Life cycle of a butterfly – eggs, caterpillars, cocoons, butterfly, – Similes – as slowly as a snail; like giant wings; as annoying as ants at a picnic, – Alliteration – brilliant bugologist; blue butterfly; great grasshoppers; jumping jitterbugs; bouncing bug of Bangaloola, – Invented names – Bugologist, Mooloomunga, Teepeepunga, Bangaloola, – Recurring description – shimmering and glimmering, Purpose The Brilliant Bugologist can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills and understandings: – determining the similarities and differences in characters, – studying the use of adjectives, – identifying the use of figurative language such as similes, – exploring multisyllabic words through segmenting, – using graphic aids such as diagrams to convey information, – developing an understanding of life cycles.

Themes covered in this book are: Adventure, Life Science, Humour

Reading Level:21-22 (Gold)

AuthorJanine Scott

SeriesSkyrider Investigations

Year Level3


Guided Reading Level22

GenreGeneral Narrative

Theme/TopicAdventure | Humour | Life Science

Strategy/SkillsCharacter study | Figurative language | Using graphic sources | Vocabulary and word study

Page Count32