Introducing “Bugs Don’t Hug: Six-Legged Parents and Their Kids”

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RWYK Interview with Heather L. Montgomery, author of Bugs Don’t Hug: Six-Legged Parents and Their Kids

Bugs don’t hug or do they? Tune in to find out some of the surprising ways insects care for their kids!!

Heather Montgomery, author of children’s book titled “Bugs Don’t Hug: Six-Legged Parents and Their Kids” is joining us today in our STEM week episode to introduce us to the mamas and papas of the insect world in this fresh and funny nonfiction look at how bugs are like us from popular science author and teacher Heather Montgomery.

If your kids are curious about bugs, the latest episode of the Reading with Your Kids podcast is for you!


More about the author

Heather L. Montgomery writes for kids who are wild about animals. Her 14 nonfiction books include SOMETHING ROTTEN: A FRESH LOOK AT ROADKILL and BUGS DON’T HUG: SIX-LEGGED PARENTS AND THEIR KIDS.

Heather L. Montgomery
Heather masterfully employs yuck appeal to engage young minds. She delights in using snail poop, petrified animal parts, and tree guts to inspire reluctant readers and encourage scientific thinking. Heather has a B.S. in Biology and a M.S. in Environmental Education. Learn more about her at


Bugs Don’Hug: Six-Legged Parents and Their Kids

Bugs Don't Hug: Six-Legged Parents and Their Kids

Most insects don’t take care of their young, but some do–in surprising ways. Some bugs clean up after their messy little ones, cater to their picky eaters, and yes–hug their baby bugs. A fun and clever look at parenting in the insect world, perfect for backyard scientists and their own moms and dads. Back matter includes further information about the insects and a list of resources for young readers.

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In this interview, you’ll hear

  • Introduction to Heather and her latest children’s book Bugs Don’Hug: Six-Legged Parents and Their Kids
  • Where did Heather find the time and dedication to write this book?
  • Why does she loves writing about nature in Alabama?
  • What kind of conversation families can have after reading this book?
  • Importance of teaching children about different animals and bugs.
  • What is the most surprising thing Heather has learned about bugs during the process of writing this book?
  • Some of the interesting facts about her books, exclusive sneak peek into her other picture books and much more. Be sure to tune in to catch all the fun!


Where online can people find more about Heather and her books


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