This humorous rhyming story, with game cards and activity pages, becomes a quick nature study as it follows a delightful bug in his quest for solitude. "<i>The big bug dug...and dug...and dug. Down in the dirt, the big bug dug...</i>"<br />As the big bug digs his way down under "<i>to find a quiet place to sleep!</i>" readers are treated to a short lesson in nature science. We meet underground insects and animals: snakes, slugs, worms, and more. We also discover such things as roots, rocks, and fossils found at different levels below. The book comes with eight pairs of picture-word game cards that can be punched out and used to reinforce the story in a fun way. In addition, there are six pages of skill-building puzzle activities. Whimsical illustrations by Jeffrey Scherer make this book totally engaging for young readers.