Read Hank's Big Day: The Story of a Bug Online Free - Perfect for reading aloud, this spare, charming picture book about a day in the life of a pill bug in suburbia is also about an unusual friendship.
Hank is a pill bug with a busy life—for a pill bug, that is. His daily routine involves nibbling a dead leaf, climbing up a long stick, avoiding a skateboarder, and playing pretend with his best friend, a human girl named Amelia, in her backyard. And when day is done, Hank likes nothing better than returning home to his cozy rock.
|Title||:||Hank's Big Day: The Story of a Bug|
|Number of Pages||:||40 pages|
September 20, 2016
One summer, when I was 4 or 5, I found a little black ant crawling around the kitchen. For reasons I don't remember now, I decided I loved her and that we were best friends. I named her Cindy (my favorite name at the time) and took her back outside so she wouldn't be squished in the house. We pla...
September 20, 2016
Really cute. Fantastic illustrations.
February 13, 2017
Hank is a pill bug. Amelia is a girl who idolizes Amelia Earhart. They are best friends.
This is a sweet story about a day in the life of a cute bug. It's only a "big" day in the sense that it was full and tiring and fun.
I liked it a lot. Very charming.
September 29, 2017
Weird, but the illustrations were cool.
Now that I've read it aloud to a child, it is less weird and much more adorable. Fun to read aloud.
Weird meant "I felt sad for a little girl whose friend is a bug." Just like Michael and Ben. Yeesh. Makes my heart hurt, but I also get the won...
March 22, 2017
March 11, 2017
Minimal words with extra captions, Hank's Big Day tells the tale of a pill bug going through his day. Some good adjective samples to point out in captions. Certainly a book to talk about different perspectives metaphorically. Hank has a human friend that takes him on some additional journeys. The...
August 01, 2017
Check out more picture book reviews @ Perspective of a Writer...
Hank is a pill bug who during his daily routine meets a human girl named Amelia, in her backyard.
To be honest this cover totally confused me. Due to the title I saw a little boy named Hank. When we got to the little girl I realized...
September 19, 2016
Handsome digital illustrations displayed in various shapes, sizes, and positions highlight the unlikely story of a pill bug named Hank. As he sallies forth from under a rock, he encounters some intimidating insects and has some narrow escapes as well as moving slowly through the yard. All that ef...
October 01, 2016
Had a great time reading this to my kids, especially to the beginning reader who noticed I was skipping the textual asides and started reading them himself. Probably better for one-on-one reading or an older storytime; just right for exploring friendships and bugs.
Might inspire a reader to go fi...
October 10, 2016
This is the first picture book I've read that's a story of a friendship between a human and a pill bug and is worth noting for that distinction alone. It's not bad, which makes it the best pill bug human friendship picture book I've ever read!