This is the diary of P. Mantis, one of 150 brothers and sisters born on a garden bush. P. Mantis is an amazing bug: she can make herself look like a stick to hide from predators, she can swivel her head all the way around, and when she’s grown up she’ll even be able to fly! In dated journal entries P. Mantis describes the entirety of her life, sharing the fun and beauty of her world as well its little ups and downs (“I ate one of my brothers. Okay, maybe two”). Colorful, bold art helps illustrate the different stages of the mantis life cycle, and the engaging, narrative text is paired with more detailed information about praying mantises on the heavily-illustrated endpapers.
This informative summer and bugs book can be used in speech therapy to address sequencing and diary structure. It is also great for character analysis and for describing as well as for /st/, /sk/, and /r/ blend sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis in speech therapy below: