Created: 20th February, 2024

Who Ate All the Bugs?

Author: Matty Long
Illustrator: Matty Long
Publisher: Oxford University Press

In this deadpan, informative whodunnit, follow an intrepid snail around the garden as it tries to crack the titular case and bring about justice, ultimately discovering that, though you may find the culprit, "you can't fight the food chain". Facts about predators and prey, ecosystems and minibeasts are embedded throughout the narrative, and the book closes with an additional information section and a 'bug hunt' activity, perfect for expanding upon outside the classroom. An entertainingly gory introduction to this science topic for young readers, and featuring Long’s characteristic comic-book style and humour that readers will recognise from his Super Happy Magic Forest series.